If Jaguars Make Playoffs, QB David Garrard Won't Play

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David Garrard's Injury Will Keep Him Out Of Playoffs If Jaguars Make It

Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard will undergo surgery for a finger injury and will result two months of rehab time for him. Now comes news that, in the unlikely scenario Jacksonville gets into the playoffs, he wouldn't be available. That would mean Jacksonville would turn to Trent Edwards or Todd Bouman.

Garrard's injury isn't expected to affect him next season or anything like that but it's a disappointing end for the Jaguars, who controlled their own playoff destiny two weeks ago.

The Jaguars are closing in on the playoffs but they need big time help from the Colts, who host the Titans at home. If the Colts lose, and the Jaguars beat the Houston Texans, then Jacksonville is in. If the Colts win or the Jags lose, then Indy gets in. If they do make the playoffs, it won't be with Garrard and, possibly, won't be with Maurice Jones-Drew, who has a knee injury.

Check out Big Cat Country for more on the Jags.


David Garrard's Injury Forces Him Out For Critical Jaguars-Texans Game

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard suffered a finger injury during their Week 15 game against the Colts. Unfortunately for the Jags, it will cause him to miss their critical Week 17 games against the Texans. From the Florida Times-Union:

Quarterback David Garrard will have surgery on his right middle finger tomorrow.

Garrard first injured the finger by hitting it on the helmet of one of the Colts' defensive ends two weeks ago. He couldn't remember if it was Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis.

Garrard started for the Jaguars last Sunday against the Redskins and threw for 299 yards, but two critical interception, including one in overtime, contributed to the loss. Statistically, 2010 has been one of his best years, as he's thrown for over 2,700 yards and rushed for 279 more.

Coach Jack Del Rio hasn't yet announced who will start in Garrard's place. The two candidates on the roster are Trent Edwards, an ex-starter for the Bills, and Todd Bouman, who found his way back into the NFL after a five-year absence and started a game for the Jaguars.

The Jaguars stand at 8-7, good for second place in the AFC South. In order to reach the playoffs, they must beat the 6-9 Texans on Sunday and hope the division-leading Colts lose to the Titans.

For more on Garrard and the Jaguars, head on over to Big Cat Country.

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