By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 12:53 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Left guard Robert Gallery and defensive end Greg Ellis were not on the field as the Raiders went through warmups and drills Wednesday before practice.
Gallery left the Raiders’ 27-24 win over Pittsburgh with a back strain of undetermined severity, while Ellis was inactive because of soreness in his surgical repaired knee.
Ellis, who was having fluid drained from his knee before surgery, has also had it performed after the fact, an indication he’ll probably be practicing and possibly playing on a limited basis and with the possibility he may not make it through the season.
Cable had no specifics on Gallery’s condition Monday. Gallery was not in the lockerroom Monday or Wednesday. One player said Gallery appeared fine Monday, but was getting an MRI and had complained of numbness in his legs immediately following the injury.
Center Samson Satele, who left in the first quarter of the Pittsburgh game, replaced by Chris Morris, said he was planning on practicing and was with the team for warmups and drills.
If Satele can play, Chris Morris, recipient of a game ball for his play at center, would be Gallery’s substitute at left guard.
More to come later . . .