Raiders coach Tom Cable will talk to the local media on a conference call this evening, at which time he may or may not have any definitive information on the status of quarterback Jason Campbell and running back Michael Bush.
Cable said he didn’t see Campbell missing the opener mostly shrugged his shoulders and did what most players do in cases of injury _ be as vague as possible.
Watching the replay this afternoon, it was clear that while the stinger appeared to be on the left side of his body, Campbell also had issues with his right wrist and/or arm. The local broadcast crew noted Campbell talking to trainers about his right wrist before his last series. When Campbell lay on the ground, waiting for the effects of his stinger to subside, the training staff was talking to him and examining his right wrist.
As for Bush, he was awaiting word after seeing a doctor today, and while that visit has probably concluded by now, it’s by no means a sure thing Cable will will go into great detail about it.
As much as it’s easy from the sidelines to say all Bush has to do is wrap it up and play, the injury is on Bush’s left hand _ which happens to be his dominant hand. He throws (and bowls) left-handed. A broken thumb would also be a problem while pass blocking, an area in which Bush has become proficient.
More to come later . . .