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Blaine Gabbert Reveals He Played 2011 Season With A Toe Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert revealed on Monday that he played "nearly all" of the 2011 season with an unspecified toe injury. How much did that injury contribute to his struggles as a rookie?

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on December 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field on December 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert revealed on Monday that he played "nearly all" of the 2011 season with an unspecified toe injury, according to Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.

Gabbert started 14 games last season, his first after being drafted as the tenth-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. His struggles last season have been blamed on a variety of factors, but the toe injury is a new revelation. As for whether or not the toe injury may have impacted Gabbert's rookie year, that much is still unknown.

Here is what Big Cat Country had to say about Gabbert's news on Monday:

A lot of Gabbert's troubles during the season struggled with not setting his feet and stepping into his throws, among other things. It's certainly possible a toe injury would effect that part of his game, but it's unknown right now when the injury occurred or how long it ailed him, but evidently Gabbert indicated it was most of the season.

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