One of the most significant injuries the Jaguars suffered on Sunday was to starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who left the game with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. There were several reports on Tuesday that an MRI on Gabbert’s injured shoulder showed that he had suffered a torn labrum. Gabbert’s injury may indeed be a torn labrum, but the quarterback was on the practice field with the starters on Wednesday and head coach Mike Mularkey expects him to play this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Mularkey would not, however, confirm the reports of his quarterbacks injury. Instead he just said that it was injury that Gabbert would be able to play through.
The Jaguars also had wide receiver Laurent Robinson back in practice on Wednesday after he passed his concussion test. Robinson has missed the last two games since suffering his second concussion of the regular season in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. His status for this Sunday’s game is unknown.
Other players who have a chance to play this weekend despite injuries include cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin) who practiced in a limited capacity and special teams ace Montell Owens (shoulder) who was held out of practice on Wednesday.
The Jaguars have already ruled out linebacker Daryl Smith (groin), safety Dwight Lowery (ankle) and running back Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) for Sunday’s game.
Mularkey refused to give a timetable for Jones-Drew’s return from what has been diagnosed as a foot sprain, saying that they will re-evaluate the injury on Monday following the Packers game. The belief is that Jones-Drew will be out for no less than 3-4 weeks.