According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard will have surgery on his finger and be out for the season finale against the Houston Texans. Back up quarterback Trent Edwards will get the start on Sunday, which could wind up being an audition for a roster spot next season.
Garrard will have surgery on his right middle finger tomorrow, according to Ganguli. Garrard originally injured his finger against the Indianapolis Colts, hitting it on the helmet of either Dwight Freeney or Robert Mathis. It's rather curious however, that nothing was really made of it at the time and it's now severe enough to have surgery on right before a game that could have playoff implications.
Del Rio will address the situation later today at a press conference. Updates will follow.
UPDATE 1: Just my personal opinion, but this smells to me. I remember Garrard hitting his hand against the Colts and flexing his hand around mid-game. After that, he didn't seem to favor it. His finger was never on the injury report that I recall, and I don't recall him favoring it or hitting it again on Sunday. Maybe he did, but this is kind of out of left field and that's why it smells.
UPDATE 2: "I thought it'd be ok after it being fine through a week of practice, and four quarters of a game. Then I reconsidered," David Garrard on his thumb. He'll be out at least two months with rest and then rehab.