Blaine Gabbert Injury Updates

Titans QB Blaine Gabbert sustained a concussion in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. That's forced Tennessee to turn to QB Marcus Mariota, who is still dealing with his elbow injury.

Former NFL team doctor and now sports medical analyst David Chao doesn't believe Marcus Mariota's elbow is as "close" to a return to normal as the QB says. "The ulnar nerve injury affects the ability to strongly grip the football and flex (actively bend) the wrist for follow-through," Chao writes. "This injury thereby affects accuracy – especially when pushing the ball down field – and makes it difficult to throw tight spirals." He adds that "the physiology of nerve recovery is that it either returns quickly or it lingers." This doesn't mean that Mariota can't play. If it did, the Titans obviously wouldn't have him on the active roster. But it does mean we probably shouldn't expect Mariota to start in Week 3, and his throws might be impacted into October. We'll keep watching the situation, but Mariota's current status makes him droppable in some fantasy leagues.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami with an elbow injury. Blaine Gabbert is under center for Tennessee. We'll update Mariota's status when we know more.

The 49ers have placed QB Colin Kaepernick on IR with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.  He reportedly suffered the injury back in Week 4.  Considering the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, it shouldn't impact Kaepernick's 2016 outlook.  Of course, his Niners future is on the ropes after an ugly 2015 campaign.  QB Blaine Gabbert figures to finish out the season for San Francisco.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert suffered a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game and will not return.  Gabbert completed 9 of 19 passes for 181 yards.  He tossed a 67-yard TD to WR Justin Blackmon but also threw 2 INTs -- 1 for a pick-6 and the other in the red zone..  QB Chad Henne has entered for Jacksonville.

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) did not practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams.  He’s been dealing with this groin issue for a few weeks, and HC Gus Bradley expects Shorts to play this weekend.  But between the injury, Justin Blackmon’s return and Blaine Gabbert’s ineptitude, Shorts looks like a shaky WR3 in fantasy.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert was mercifully knocked out of Sunday's game with a right hand injury.  He finish 16 of 35 for 121 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs. It was a pathetic showing made even worse by the fact that it was the home opener under a new coaching staff.  The Jags need to think long and hard about turning to QB Chad Henne.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert remains in a splint after fracturing his thumb on August 17th.  He hasn't thrown or even gripped a football since the injury. Still, Gabbert believes he's "on schedule" to play Week 1.  “We’ll know more tomorrow and in the next couple days,” he said. “It’s coming up quick. Of course it’s going to be painful but at the same time, you’re always playing with things, nicks, bumps, dings and bruises,” he said. “I’ll have to manage it.”  Gabbert isn't a fantasy option with or without a good thumb. The injury will also make WR Cecil Shorts a risky start until Gabbert proves capable of getting him the ball.  We still think Shorts (and the rest of the Jaguars pass-catchers) would be better off with QB Chad Henne under center.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert's thumb injury is not believed to be serious.  X-rays came back negative, and he's reportedly dealing with just a minor sprain.  As long as he doesn't miss much time, Gabbert will open the season as Jacksonville's starter.  He's been better than Chad Henne this preseason, completing a higher percentage of passes (69 to 57) and averaging more yards per attempt (7.1 to 5.6).  Gabbert still isn't a fantasy starter.  We'll see if he can support WRs Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert looked as good as he has since entering the league in Saturday night's preseason game against the Jets.  He connected on 13 of 16 passes for 163 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs.  But Gabbert's outing ended with a sprained thumb on his throwing hand.  It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but that's a tough injury for a QB.  Gabbert was looking like a good bet to open the season as Jacksonville's starter.  We'll see if this injury changes that. 

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is expected to be ready for the official start of the team's offseason program in mid-April.  He's recovering from a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a right forearm injury.  He underwent surgery on the shoulder in November and was medically cleared a couple weeks ago.  The forearm is reportedly a bigger issue.  Doctors told Gabbert that the injury -- near the elbow on the inside part of his arm -- is rare for athletes.  He didn't need surgery, though, and rehab has gone well.  Gabbert needs a healthy offseason as he fights for Jacksonville's starting QB spot.  He'll be competing with Chad Henne, and there's also a good chance the team drafts a QB.  Regardless of who comes out on top, there's unlikely to be much fantasy value to be had here.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's game with a right shoulder injury.  That shoulder has been bothering him for a good chunk of the year.  QB Chad Henne has replaced Gabbert.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game after taking a big hit from S Antoine Bethea.  The team is calling it a shoulder injury.  He spent the rest of the game standing on the sidelines, so the injury doesn't appear serious.  Gabbert should be back for Week 11, but he remains one of the worst QBs in fantasy football.

A source tells Pro Football Talk that Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert plans on playing through the torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, "unless the doctors prevent it."  According to an independent orthopedic surgeon, it's an injury that NFL players are able to play through, but one that can cause "pain and instability."  The whole thing is just another reason to stay away from this Jacksonville passing game in fantasy.

ESPN Ed Werder reports that Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.  On Monday, HC Mike Mularkey sounded optimistic about Gabbert's chances of playing this weekend.  But that was presumably before these test results came back.  Since the injury to his non-throwing shoulder, there remains a chance that Gabbert will play against the Packers this Sunday.  But he'll be at major risk of aggravating the injury.  If Gabbert is sidelined, QB Chad Henne would start in his place.

While HC Mike Mularkey was unable to provide any details about QB Blaine Gabbert's shoulder injury in his Monday press conference, he did say that he expects Gabbert to be ready for this weekend's game against the Packers.  It sounds like he avoided any structural damage.  It also helps that the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder.  Considering how poorly QB Chad Henne played in relief of Gabbert on Sunday, this is good news for the Jags offense.  Of course, Gabbert remains a non-factor in fantasy.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert suffered a left shoulder injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Raiders.  He attempted to play through it but was in obvious pain on the sidelines.  Gabbert eventually gave way to QB Chad Henne.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (glute) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.  The injury isn't a concern (we're still not convinced he was ever hurt), but Gabbert remains well off the fantasy radar.

Jaguars HC Mike Mularkey expects QB Blaine Gabbert to be ready for the team's Week 3 game against the Colts.  Gabbert was pulled in the 4th quarter of this past Sunday's game.  Afterwards, the team reported hamstring and toe injuries.  Neither sound serious though.  Gabbert was likely yanked for performance as much as injuries.  He went just 7 of 19 for 53 yards.  He remains well off the fantasy radar.


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