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Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert ruled out for Week 2 against Raiders

By John Breech |

Blaine Gabbert won't be playing on Sunday against the Raiders. (USATSI)
Blaine Gabbert won't be playing on Sunday against the Raiders. (USATSI)

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert has been ruled out for Week 2, coach Gus Bradley announced on Monday. Gabbert suffered a laceration on his right hand in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville's 28-2 loss to Kansas City, a deep cut that required Gabbert to get 15 stitches on the hand.

That means the Jaguars starting quarterback on Sunday will be Chad Henne, so adjust your fantasy rosters accordingly.

Henne started six games for the Jaguars in 2012 and went 1-5 in those six starts. Henne saw action against the Raiders last season in a 26-23 overtime loss. In that game, the 28-year-old quarterback didn't start, but he came in and went 9 of 20 for 71 yards after Gabbert suffered a shoulder injury.

"We have a lot of faith in Chad," Bradley said. "Hopefully we won't miss a beat."

Apparently Gabbert's injury was pretty gruesome, Bradley said there was skin missing in the area and there's concern the laceration might become infected. "It was pretty severe," Bradley said.

Gabbert finished 16 of 35 for 121 yards against the Chiefs and also threw two interceptions. Sunday's performance marked the 13th time Gabbert has started a game and failed to reach 150 passing yards, the Jaguars are 3-10 in those games.

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