David Garrard’s Back Keeps Him Out of Saturday Scrimmage

Quarterback David Garrard has dealt with lower back pain before. It caused him to miss some practice time last season and even posed problems during workouts this summer.

His latest bout has him sidelined indefinitely.

Garrard’s sore back kept him out of Jacksonville’s scrimmage Saturday, allowing more repetitions for first-round draft pick Blaine Gabbert(notes) and third-stringer Luke McCown(notes). But it also caused some concern as the Jaguars approach their first preseason game.

“I’m pretty sure everyone wants to see (Gabbert) anyway,” Garrard said laughing.

Garrard’s back tightened up during practice Thursday night. He limped off the field and hasn’t done much since. Tests revealed no damage, and coach Jack Del Rio is calling him “day to day.”

Garrard’s treatment includes stretching and getting massage and stimulation therapy, but he isn’t sure when he will return to practice.

“I’ve had different back-type issues before, nothing ever too severe, nothing ever to really keep me out of anything,” Garrard said. “But just something always there aggravating me, always kind of nagging. I just don’t want to be one of those guys that when I’m done that’s walking all limped over and can’t stand up straight.”

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One Response to “David Garrard’s Back Keeps Him Out of Saturday Scrimmage”


    Yo, I hope my starting “QB” gets better!

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