Former Mizzou QB Gabbert injures ankle in Jaguars practice
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is nicked up again.
sprained his right ankle during training camp practice Monday and left
the field on a cart. He was seen walking around the facility in tennis
shoes and without a limp about two hours later.
Coach Gus Bradley called it "a freak deal."
"He got up and he walked off, and that's a good thing," Bradley added.
the Jaguars have Tuesday off, the team says Gabbert will be evaluated
over the next 48 hours before determining whether he can practice
"Our mentality is we've got to move on," Bradley said.
"The next man up. Obviously, we care about Blaine and we want him to
get back and hopefully it's nothing serious, but as the mentality of the
team it gives an opportunity for the next guy to step up and we just
Gabbert played his entire rookie season in 2011
with a nagging toe injury. He missed the final six games last season
after injuring his right forearm. He also played through a torn labrum
in his non-throwing shoulder.
One of his teammates caused the latest injury.
guard Uche Nwaneri stepped on Gabbert's ankle while trying to move to
pick up a stunting defensive end. Gabbert fell to the ground and then
slammed his helmet against the grass in frustration.
"I take pride in protecting the quarterback," Nwaneri said. "So you never want to see that happen."
the collision, Gabbert was having one of his better days in camp. Two
days after a rough practice that included several botched snaps, Gabbert
completed 11 of 15 passes in 11-on-11 drills Monday.
Chad Henne, who is vying with Gabbert for the starting job, completed 5 of 10 passes.
Gabbert can't practice Wednesday, rookie Matt Scott and third-year pro
Mike Kafka could get extra repetitions. Neither has gotten much work
during the first four days of training camp.
"Training camp is
always one of the times when injury bug can really cost a team," Nwaneri
said. "We're definitely cognizant of the fact that getting guys hurt
can really hurt a team. You've still got to go out and play."