Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts, one of the few really bright spots on the Jaguars this season, has admitted he is in a significant amount of pain due to the clavicle injury he suffered. Shorts had sprained the sternoclavicular joint and while it is stable, the pain is bad enough that it hurts him to lift his arms above his head. At this point, it is hard to imagine he will be able to play against the San Diego Chargers this week but the situation will obviously continue to be monitored the rest of this week.
The Jaguars are hurting for talent in a lot of areas of their team, but the combination of Shorts and Justin Blackmon has been a bright spot. In 5 games, Shorts has caught 31 passes for 411 yards and a touchdown. Shorts, a sixth round pick out of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, has worked hard to become a good player for the Jaguars and this setback is frustrating, but it is pretty clear his future continues to be bright in Jacksonville. The Jaguars just need to find the right quarterback to get Shorts and Blackmon the football so they can maximize their ability. This could be the best pair of receivers for the Jaguars since Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell.