Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski is having an MRI today and fears bad news, a source familiar with the situation said Monday.
Gradkowski has been battling a shoulder problem since Week 3 against Arizona, ultimately going down with a third degree separation just before halftime of a 35-27 win over San Diego on Oct. 10. He missed the next five games, returning to start and play ineffecitvely in a 33-17 loss to Miami.
Following the game, Gradkowski left the field carrying his right arm awkwardly after being hit on the Raiders final play from scrimmage.
“It’s just tough. You always gott stay optimistic,” Gradkowski said following the game. “You don’t want that to happen but it’s always a fear of yours. As a quarterback, it’s hard. It’s your right shoulder and a third-degree separation is not the greatest thing to have on your throwing shoulder. Whatever I have to do to get right, I will.”
More to come . . .