Blaine Gabbert suffered a torn labrum in Jacksonville's loss to Oakland on Sunday, but don't count him out of this week's game against Green Bay just yet. A Los Angeles surgeon told the Florida Times-Union Tuesday that Gabbert should be able to play through his injury, given that it was on his non-throwing shoulder.
"In general, labrum tears can cause pain and instability, but NFL players often play with those injuries," Dr. Orr Limpisvasti of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic said on Tuesday. "There are things short of surgery that would most likely allow him to continue to play through the season."
Even in the case of surgery, it's likely that Gabbert will only need to miss 2-3 weeks of the season, according to Big Cat Country.
"The therapy and rehabilitation starts right away," Limpisvasti said.
The Jaguars reportedly were planning to send Gabbert to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Gabbert tried to throw a few passes on the sideline after his injury on Sunday. Most feel he will play through the injury unless surgery is needed or the pain is unbearable.