Blaine Gabbert of Jaguars reportedly suffered torn labrum

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Around the League Writer
  • Published: Oct. 23, 2012 at 09:23 a.m.
  • Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 at 09:51 a.m.

It hasn't taken long for the Jacksonville Jaguars to shift into tailspin mode

The team's star running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, is battling a foot injury that might require surgery. Jaguars' starting quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, has problems of his own.
ESPN's Ed Werder reported Tuesday that an MRI revealed Gabbert suffered a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.
Gabbert's status against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday is in flux until Dr. James Andrews examines the injury, according to Werder's source. Mike Mularkey on Monday, however, indictated Gabbert likely would be ready to play.
After Gabbert exited Sunday's game, his backup, Chad Henne, was decisively unproductive in relief.
The Jaguars aren't built to survive a rash of injuries on offense. Even at full strength, this attack struggles to move the ball and play with energy. Losing Gabbert for any amount of time won't help this young team grow.