The injuries mount as season’s end draws near. Dwayne Gratz and Brandon Deaderick, a pair of defensive players injured in Sunday’s regular-season home finale, likely will not play in the 2013 regular-season finale at Indianapolis this weekend, Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Monday. Gratz, a rookie who missed five games with a high-ankle sprain earlier this season, sustained a high-ankle sprain Sunday and Bradley said he likely will not play Sunday. Deaderick sustained a dislocated elbow and is definitely out for the season. Third-year left offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield also sustained a high-ankle sprain Sunday, but Bradley said he could try to practice Friday and play Sunday. “He’s got a chance to play,” Bradley said Monday, a day after the Jaguars’ 20-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field Sunday. “We’ll have to be smart with how we practice him this week.” As for that practice schedule, the early part has been altered because of Christmas falling on Wednesday this season. Bradley moved the Jaguars’ Wednesday practice to Tuesday and players will be off Wednesday before returning Thursday. Bradley said the Jaguars likely will have a walkthrough-style practice Tuesday and practice with helmets Thursday. “It works out with the schedule, so we’re going to utilize that,” Bradley said.
Gratz likely done for season
Jaguars.com | Dec 23