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Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback David Garrard Leaves Thursday Practice with Minor Back Injury

August 4th, 2011 at 9:55 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback David Garrard left Thursday's practice early with an apparent back injury

Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback David Garrard looks on from the bench during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, Washington, October 11, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Sorbo (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)
He left the field on a cart, according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
“Garrard injured himself during 11-on-11 drills, but the extent of the injury, or what is injured, is unknown,” Ganguli wrote. “He was seen being worked on by Jaguars trainer Mike Ryan and appeared to be limping when he left the practice field.”
Ganguli later reported via Twitter that head coach Jack Del Rio didn't think the injury was too serious.
"Del Rio didn't seem to think Garrard's back tightness was a big deal. Said this is not the time to push it."
While the injury may not be season ending, the timing of Gararrd’s back pain is interesting to say the least, especially if he loses starting reps because of it. Garrard, 33, has been the team’s starter the past four seasons, but his role on the team has been up in the air since the Jaguars selected Blaine Gabbert with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft
What does this mean for Garrard’s career with the Jaguars? Will this pave the way for Gabbert earlier than expected? Jaguars 101 will have a reaction piece on this news shortly. 
Tags: Blaine Gabbert, David Garrard, injury, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Draft

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