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WR Ford suffers broken hand (updated)

By Steve Corkran
Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 5:46 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson just revealed to the media in his Sunday news conference that second-year wide receiver Jacoby Ford suffered a broken left hand and could be out a couple of weeks.

The Raiders are counting upon Ford to be one of their primary playmakers this season on the heels of his stellar rookie season last season.

Ford appeared to hurt his hand during practice Saturday. He was spotted with his left hand wrapped afterward but did not speak with the media.

“He broke his left hand and (it’s) unfortunate,” Jackson said. ”Everybody’s looking, going, ‘Oh gosh, here we go.’ Jacoby Ford will be fine, O.K. And, again, those are the things that happen. But he’s good. He’ll be back. I feel very good about it. He’s good, his spirits are good and we’ll be rolling soon.”

Ford’s absence gives younger receivers more of an opportunity to press their case for inclusion on the 53-man roster.

Broke free from the player interviews to deliver this news. Headed back down to conduct some player interviews. I shall be back at you in awhile.

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  • RaiderDuck

    Well, crud.

    So it’s Chaz and DHB starting for now, I guess…

  • personal foul

    And the hits just keep coming. Heal quickly, JF.

  • marios

    2 weeks i don’t think it will be a huge thing

  • GoodOle00
  • personal foul

    Notice Steve was timely with the news, too. Good work Steve. Looking forward to the next report.

  • GoodOle00

    Come on Denarius! Come on Schilens!

  • crister

    Can we be absolutely sure that DHB hasn’t been playing with two broken hands these passed two years?

  • TheGeneral

    Damn hopefully he will be ready but rest him we need him. And i want to get cromartie not comfortable with CJ37 Cro would bring that attitude and swagger Hue loves.

  • GoodOle00

    Injuries happen but this sucks…

  • J Hill

    Bummer!

    #1 thing I was hoping for was for us to be healthy.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see a WR option signed now.

  • TheGeneral

    Panic mode now its def time to bring in Floyd

  • GoodOle00

    I want ot hear we signed Cromartie, Miller and Bush

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    That sucks hopelly back soon here is a good link for football news.

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=3

  • Just Win Baby

    Louis Murphy had more recrptions for more yards than any of our WRs last season. He’s 6’2, Ford is 5’9. It seems more likely to me that Murphy could be the WR who becomes the go to guy this year. I think I will make that prediction – Murphy will be Jason Campbell’s number one reciever this season.

  • big pep

    so much for all this hard nose, oklahoma drill, beat each others azzez in camp. you can count on chaz to be next.

  • lefty12

    I’m not a fan of the J-E-T-S,Jets,Jets,Jets so I hope we just are in the Cromartie sweeps to jack up the price they have to pay him.We drafted 4 CBs the last two drafts.Lets put them out there,see who wins the job,and roll with him.I’m glad we haven’t been bringing in a lot of others teams headaches/cast-offs.Have faith in who we’ve been picking.Unless we can get a superstar,pass.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # BigTed707 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    alex7 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    How “explosive” was our offense when we played legit d’s like the steelers, 49ers, Colts, Titans, and Dolphins?

    alex7 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Ted, the chiefs d was weak,

    ******************
    Funny how you claim the 9ers d was legit, but the Cheifs D was weak, yet they both were about the same.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/total/position/defense

    Also funny how you have no response to us beating SD – even though they had the #1 D overall…

  • CMon Man

    Just Fire,

    Agree with you on Louis Murphy….

    Lefty had good post too….leave Cromartie and his drama and overpaid compensation alone.

    If the Front 7 does its job…won’t matter who’s playing in the backfield

  • CMon Man

    The Raiders traded Nnamdi for Seymour and Wimbley.

    Al Davis is making SMART adjustments to his strategy

  • PlunkforHOF

    Crap!! Bad news about Ford. Get better soon little man, we need you. On the other hand GREAT news about Dirty Raccoon with a CODE BLaCK 2011 sign at Piled High Stadium. Go Raccoon!! Do it bra!

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Did Bush have a broken hand in camp last year

  • lefty12

    BigTed,Alex has always been a glass 2/3 empty guy.I wonder if he even enjoys the games when we win.He hates J.Campbell,which is his right,and it affects how he views the team.

  • Raiders for life

    12.GoodOle00 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    I want ot hear we signed Cromartie, Miller and Bush

    ######################

    I’m good with Bush and Miller.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707
  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    Ford with 1 mitt > DHB

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # lefty12 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    BigTed,Alex has always been a glass 2/3 empty guy.I wonder if he even enjoys the games when we win.He hates J.Campbell,which is his right,and it affects how he views the team.
    ****************
    Thanks Left, can’t stop the Haters from Hatin’ I guess…

  • http://poopreport.com MuddButt

    Thats just great. Hope 2 weeks means 2 weeks and not a nagging 4.

    Time for DHB ‘the toothache’ to strap it on and nut it up

  • lefty12

    JHill-good point.This may require us to get another WR.The question is will it be a name or a camp body?

  • El Gato Negro

    STEVE,

    I read every post on this blog and have for several years.

    You’re doing great man…good work.

  • Raiders for life

    Starting to wonder if Huffy is going to wish he moved on once he gets to Hue’s Camp. One arm tackles are not acceptable anymore.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
    Huff said he signed a long time ago, didn’t field any other offers. Was just waiting for #Raiders to get under cap
    ——————-
    Hopefully Miller has done the same.

  • lefty12

    Honestly,Fords hand doesn’t bother me if the coach says its a 2 week deal.I’d like to hear more about the state of the Oline-how they look,who’s playing where,and who looks sharp and who doesn’t.

  • Raiders for life

    Anyone know how Ford hurt/broke his hand? If it was from one of the DB’s, Raiders don’t need Cro.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Hey Steve! C’mon man there’s got to be more than just the news about Ford today.

  • lefty12

    Steve has been doing a good job,IMO.However,I’d like to see him give us transcripts of the coaches media sessions like ‘Jer’ used to do.They weren’t always informative,but they were usually good reads.

  • Culebra

    No to Cro.

    ever since he whiffed on that shonn greene touchdown in the playoffs against SD he’s been one of my least favorite players in the league. Notice the Jets weren’t exactly DYING to resign him.

  • lefty12

    Time to get the ‘Q’ going.Later fellow Raider fans.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Eat hardy Lefty

  • aig-raiders

    crap. Nothing good ever comes out of a broken bone. I’m sure it will heal but it will be on Ford’s mind just like Murphy started getting gun shy after breaking his collar bone last year.

  • plataynegro

    What’s up with Huff not fielding other offers? I would kinda like to know what his market value is before we give him a huge contract!

  • Raiders for life

    39.aig-raiders Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    crap. Nothing good ever comes out of a broken bone. I’m sure it will heal but it will be on Ford’s mind just like Murphy started getting gun shy after breaking his collar bone last year.

    ###########################################

    I hope Jacoby will be fine. I was hoping to compare him as a faster T. Brown. Big shoes to fill but you all know what I mean.

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Huff claims had conract waiting to get under cap now we need Miller the Raiders signings started before the Lockout remember everyone making fun of the Raiders for signing so many players without knowing what was going on thats why they are sitting back now and letting all these other teams lose alot of their players or pick up a few washed up Vets our Team still Intact Exsample Niners LOL

  • aig-raiders

    Raiders for Life,

    I was skeptical on Ford but dude is like a Steve Smith from Carolina imo. Strong as a pitbull and fast like a mofo. On top of that, he got solid football skills. Unlike DHB, he can track the ball and fight for it. When Steve Smith was younger, he was deadly and I compare Ford to him, except stronger.

  • Chris in NY

    If it’s truly a 2 or 3 week injury this isn’t a huge deal. Season’s still 6 weeks away.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Raiders For Life Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    687.The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Raiders For Life Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    624.BigTed707 Says:
    July 31st, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    I want to see somebody with a CODE BLACK 2011 sign at the DEN game opening week.
    That would be ill!

    ########################

    Would be awsome to see in the Black Hole………….

    CODE BLACK 2011

    :::::::::

    I volunteer fir the Mission! Gonna take a Motorhome from Sac to Donkey $hit hole.!!

    Keep in touch, maybe anyone else going? We can meet up.

    #######################

    I won’t make it, I’m in Mid Cal. but….the man who came up with CODE BLACK 2011 would be proud to see a banner flyin high on Monday night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CODE BLACK 2011
    :::::::::

    Who came up with the term? We need to get together and make a Logo! Probably just Big Bold Black letters “CODE BLACK 2011″

  • PlunkforHOF

    B@uce was the first one I heard with CODE BLACK 2011

  • aig-raiders

    ok Grad was just Sirius confirming that Miller is tending offers and Grad is actively trying to get him to Cinci. I hope we dont lose Miller.

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    lol grads

  • PlunkforHOF

    Losing Miller is worse than losing Nnamdi.

  • Thec07

    :::::::::

    Who came up with the term? We need to get together and make a Logo! Probably just Big Bold Black letters “CODE BLACK 2011″

    ++++++++++++++

    cant CODE BLACK is an entertainment company…