Cecil Shorts injury: Jaguars WR still experiencing pain from shoulder sprain

Dilip Vishwanat

The wideout can't sleep at night due to the pain, but has not yet been ruled out against the Chargers.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III said that because of his sprained shoulder, he still needs help putting on his jersey and has trouble sleeping at night due to the pain, reports Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

The third-year pro sprained his sternoclavicular joint, a tendon connecting the breastbone and the collarbone, during last week's loss to the Broncos. He said the injury is improving and has not been ruled out yet for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but it's hard to imagine a receiver unable to raise his arms without pain being very effective. Ben Roethlisberger missed three games last season with a similar injury.

Mike Brown will serve as Shorts' backup with rookie Ace Sanders nursing a concussion. Shorts' potential absence could mean more double coverage for Justin Blackmon, who put up 326 receiving yards in his first two games back from a four-game suspension to start the season.

Shorts has 31 catches for 411 yards and one touchdown in 2013.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL power rankings: Room for debate at the top

NFL Week 7 picks: Predicting division upsets

Nick Foles, the new Eagles starting QB?

PFT Commenter: President Ditka and the lunchpail gang

Week 6 post-mortem: Bucs continue to set the standard for suck

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.