Jags QB to miss last game

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, Last Updated: 3:26 PM ET

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' chances of clinching the AFC South title took a major hit on Wednesday.

The team announced on its Twitter feed that quarterback David Garrard will miss Sunday's regular-season finale at Houston with a finger injury. The 32-year-old will have surgery on his right middle finger on Thursday.

"I think (Garrard) initially banged it in the Indianapolis game (on December 19th) and then banged it again this past week," said Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio. "He's got some disruption in there that's going to require surgery to fix."

Trent Edwards is expected to start in Garrard's place.

Garrard sat out Jacksonville's Week 7 loss at Kansas City after suffering a concussion against Tennessee on Oct. 18.

He has thrown for 2,734 yards with 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions through 14 games this season.

The Jaguars need to beat the Texans and Indianapolis to lose to the Titans to secure a playoff spot.


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