By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 3:32 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Profootballtalk.com reports wide receiver Louis Murphy will miss the Seahawks game with a bruised lung.
The item did not cite a source.
When Raiders coach Tom Cable spoke to the Bay Area media Monday, he said he didn’t know exactly what was wrong with Murphy, saying it was “something going on in the chest area, looks to be a like a contusion, but how severe it is and how much it limits him is really the question.”
Murphy collided with teammate Marcel Reece along the sideline. Murphy leads Raiders wide receivers with 21 receptions for 337 yards but has just five receptions over his last three games since sustaining a clavicle injury.
Cable indicated that rookie Jacoby Ford would likely have an increased role if Murphy were injured.
“I’m excited about being able to count on him and where he can help this team now,” Cable said. “I think his role can expand and is certainly ready to.”