A high hip pointer suffered against Colorado Oct. 9 didn't keep Blaine Gabbert from having one of the best games of his career against Texas A&M Oct. 16. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)
Following Mizzou’s Oct. 9 win over Colorado, Gary Pinkel told reporters that the pain felt from Blaine Gabbert’s high hip pointer was something his quarterback would have to tolerate—in other words, it wouldn’t just go away.
And playing with that pain, Gabbert threw for a season-high in both yards (361) and touchdowns (3).
It wasn’t the first time Gabbert had played through pain. He sprained his ankle against Nebraska in 2009 and re-injured it against Texas two weeks later but didn’t miss a start in that stretch.
Pinkel told reporters he believes Gabbert’s injury in 2009 helped him effectively play through his hip pointer:
Gabbert’s injury is one that he can play through without causing further damage, so while it still may linger, don’t hold your breath if Gabbert gets sacked by Jeremy Beal or Frank Alexander Saturday night.