Gabbert said Wednesday he'll know more about the damage to his forearm in the coming days, but his future is wrapped in mystery.
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Gabbert's development has been sluggish and frustrating. After a promising preseason, he displayed too much of the skittish play that characterized his disastrous rookie campaign in 2011. His nine touchdowns to six interceptions hint at fewer mistakes, but not nearly enough production. Gabbert hasn't bloomed into a passer who can spark this offense out of a funk. He's too often the core problem.
Robinson didn't help. He was brought in to duplicate his sturdy play with the Dallas Cowboys of a season ago, but never got on track, with just 24 catches for 252 yards.
This was a critical season for Gabbert to restore the team's faith in his potential. Mularkey inherited this quarterback, he didn't select him -- and change appears certain in 2013.
UPDATE: Gabbert will have surgery on his left shoulder next week, but will not have surgery on his right arm, NFL.com's Steve Wyche reports per a team source.