Blain Gabbert has been placed on injured reserve by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will miss the rest of the 2012 NFL season, NFL.com reports. Gabbert suffered an elbow injury during the Jags' loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Chad Henne had already been named the Jaguars' starter at quarterback prior to Wednesday's news, and is poised to finish out the season under center. He went 16-for-33 passing for 354 yards and four touchdowns after Gabbert was forced to leave the game early.
Fantasy Impact: If Henne is somehow able to maintain his torrid pace throwing the ball, he will be a very valuable commodity for fantasy owners down the playoff stretch. Unfortunately, nothing in his career history suggests that that is likely. If you are desperate for a backup, Henne is perhaps worth a speculative pickup. Keep him out of your starting lineup for now, however.