Quarterback Blaine Gabbert needed 15 stitches to close a laceration on his right hand sustained late in the Jaguars’ 28-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Replays were inconclusive but Gabbert thinks he hit his hand on another player’s face mask with 1 minute 20 seconds remaining. He immediately left the game and was escorted to the locker room for repairs.

“It was just unfortunate” he said. “I just dinged it up a little bit.”

Gabbert said the stitches were on the top of his hand which was wrapped when he met with reporters in the Jaguars’ locker room.
Gabbert started for the first time since breaking his right thumb Aug. 17 against the New York Jets. He said the thumb came through the game in good shape.

“We’ll see how I feel tomorrow and how [the hand] heals up” he said.
Gabbert underwent a postgame X-ray on the hand but no new damage was revealed.

The 30.8 passer rating he posted against the Chiefs was the second-lowest of Gabbert’s career ahead of only a 26.7 rating against Houston two years ago.

Gratz Rackley hurt
In addition to Gabbert cornerback Dwayne Gratz (right shin) and left guard Will Rackley (knee) were injured and did not return to the game.

Gratz was in a walking boot after the game his NFL debut. He was injured in the first half when tight end Anthony Fasano hit him in the leg right after Gratz dropped an interception.
“I don’t think it’s anything serious” Gratz said. “[The boot] is basically a precaution. I should have made the play. When he fell on my leg it threw me off.”