Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says wrist is '100 percent'

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles said his wrist is fine ahead of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys at Wembley Stadium.

Bortles sustained a sprained wrist on his non-throwing arm during last Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but traveled with the team to London.

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The Jaguars returned to practice Wednesday after traveling on Monday and having Tuesday off, and the rookie told reporters the injury isn’t an issue.

"It’s fine—it’s 100 percent," Bortles said, according to the team’s website.

Bortles took over the starting job from veteran Chad Henne in Week 3. He has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,631 yards and eight touchdowns, with 13 interceptions. He has also rushed for 201 yards.

Six of those interceptions have come in the last three games, including two that were returned for touchdowns in a loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.

May's No. 3 draft pick from UCF, Bortles was 22-of-33 for 237 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against Cincinnati. He finished the game despite the wrist injury.

- Phil Watson

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