The 4-10 Jacksonville Jaguars made somewhat of a surge a few weeks ago by rattling off three wins in a row and four out of five, but that streak ended when they lost to the Buffalo Bills 27-20.
Jacksonville’s winning streak wasn’t the only thing that ended this past week though. Unfortunately wideout Cecil Shorts and offensive guard Mike Brewster both had to undergo season-ending surgery, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Here’s Gus Bradley on the situations, via DiRocco:
Coach Gus Bradley said Shorts had sports hernia surgery Thursday morning and Brewster had surgery Wednesday to repair the fractured left ankle he suffered in last Sunday’s 27-20 loss to Buffalo.
“I guess it turned out pretty good,” Bradley said. “I’ll find out more from [trainer] Mike [Ryan] but it’s good that we got those guys taken care of as soon as possible.”
DiRocco also reports that Jags’ star running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed practice today with a hamstring, making that two missed practices in a row. The Jaguars will apparently evaluate MJD’s hamstring on Friday.
Shorts finished the season with 66 receptions for 777 yards and three touchdowns. In three years in the NFL, all with the Jaguars, he has accumulated 123 catches for 1,786 yards and 11 touchdowns.
It’s a shame his, and Brewster’s seasons, have been cut short.