Jacksonville Jaquars Blaine Gabbert needed 15 stitches on throwing hand

Aug. 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) throws a pass against the New York Jets during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday the Jacksonville Jaguars suffered a 28-2 loss in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the loss, the Jaguars took another hit when quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his throwing hand late in the game. According to the Florida Times Union, “Gabbert needed 15 stitches to close a laceration on his right hand.”

Gabbert thinks he hit his hand on a player’s facemask with about 1 minute and 20 seconds left in the game. He immediately left the game and went straight to the locker room.

“It was just unfortunate,” he said. “I just dinged it up a little bit.”

An X-ray after the game revealed no new damage. Gabbert broke his thumb in the August 17th preseason game against the New York Jets. The thumb didn’t bother him in the game and said it’s too early to see how his hand will feel.

“We’ll see how I feel tomorrow and how [the hand] heals up,” he said.

Gabbert posted a 30.8 passer rating in the season opener, it was the second lowest of his career.

Topics: Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars

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