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Report: Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has multiple fractures, strained ligament in thumb

Liz Roscher
·1 min read

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on bye in Week 8, but they may not have their starting quarterback when they return in Week 9.

Gardner Minshew has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter reported that the team didn’t know about the injuries until this week. Minshew has been feeling discomfort in his thumb since the Jags’ Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. He had an X-ray following their Week 7 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, which reportedly revealed the injury.

Knowing that Minshew has an injured thumb gives some context to his recent poor play. Those struggles led head coach Doug Marrone to threaten to bench Minshew if he wasn’t cutting it.

If Minshew’s thumb sidelines him in Week 9, backup Mike Glennon would likely start in his place. With Marrone recently threatening to sit Minshew in favor of Glennon, we know that he’s at least considered what his offense would look like with Glennon throwing the passes.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars smiles before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Gardner Minshew's thumb injury may prevent him from starting for the Jaguars in Week 9. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

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