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Blake Bortles has right wrist injury, but still practicing

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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is already dealing with an injury, but is still expected to play Sunday.

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Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Blake Bortles is dealing with an injury to his right wrist, his throwing arm, but is still expected to participate in practice on Wednesday and is still expected to be the team’s starting quarterback against the Houston Texans Week 1.

It’s likely this news got out prior to practice to squash any potential alarm or red flags of Bortles being listed on the injury report, as now that it’s the regular season teams have to specify injuries on the report when a player misses or is limited in practice.

As mentioned, Bortles is expected to still practice and barring anything crazy, should still be in line to start against the Texans on Sunday to kickoff the season. While the injury is on his throwing arm, depending on the type of wrist injury it is would determine how much it would hinder his passing ability.

If he’s still practicing however, it’s unlikely to be anything to effect him that much.

Update 2PM: Blake says he’s fine.