The Jacksonville Jaguars have the worst offense in the NFL this year, averaging only 11.7 points per game. That simply will not get the job done. Their offensive woes will continue this week against an underrated San Diego defense, as they are now facing the possibility of playing without their leading wide receiver, Cecil Shorts.
The third-year wide out is having a standout year for the Jaguars, and is on pace to follow up an excellent 2012 season with his first 1,000-yard season as an NFL player. Shorts is dealing with right shoulder issues, with the SC joint being the problem. The SC joint, commonly referred to as the sternoclavicular joint, is a tricky injury to diagnose.
The joint resides in the sternum and is generally affected by blunt force trauma, and is a particularly scary injury as a severe sprain or dislocation can directly affect the trachea and major blood vessels, causing issues with blood flow and breathing. Shorts’ injury is said to be minor, as he was seen displaying a full range of motion in the Jaguars’ locker room yesterday.
While Shorts will be a game-time decision, he is excited about his chances to play, stating the following to ESPN.com: “I ran around today in walk-through and felt pretty good,” said Shorts. “It’s going to hurt, so we’ll see how it goes. No decision yet but I’m excited about my chances.” For now, the Jaguars are keeping their fingers crossed with hopes that Shorts will be cleared to play come Sunday. Keep your eyes peeled fantasy owners.