Jags' Britton to undergo season-ending surgery on shoulder

The Jacksonville Jaguars' 25th-ranked offense just took another hit.

An MRI exam on right tackle Eben Britton's shoulder Monday revealed a torn labrum, and the second-year pro will have season-ending shoulder surgery.

Britton underwent X-rays and wore a sling on the shoulder after the Jaguars' 42-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Britton dislocated his shoulder during the second quarter, popped it back in place himself and returned to the game. He dislocated it again on the next series. This time, he couldn't get it back in place without help from team doctors.

Britton said he believes "the damage was done at that point."

Tests Monday revealed the extent of the injury, and Britton plans to have surgery soon. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said if Britton has surgery, he likely would be lost for the season.

Jordan Black, a seventh-year veteran, will replace Britton in the lineup beginning Sunday at Dallas.

Britton has started 22 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons. His absence is a tangible loss for an offensive line that already lacks depth.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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