Raiders release injury report


The Raiders finally posted their injury report, and it sheds some light on the information that coach Hue Jackson has refused to divulge for, in some cases, more than a month.
For instance, the Raiders officially list cornerback Chris Johnson with a groin injury and safety Mike Mitchell with a knee injury.
I reported Mitchell’s injury, but the information came from a person close to Mitchell. Jackson revealed the Johnson had a surgery in mid-August but not that it was for his groin.
Also, for the first time, we learned that:
1. Wide receiver Chaz Schilens’ injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 11 was to his knee, and he was limited in practice Thursday.
2. Wide receiver Louis Murphy’s surgery was on his groin.
3. Outside linebacker Darryl Blackstock suffered a concussion at some point.
4. Rookie running back Taiwan Jones is nursing a sore foot, and he was limited in practice Thursday night.
5. Wide receiver Derek Hagan suffered a calf injury and not a “ding.”
6. Rookie cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke injured his ribs at some point, though he was full go in practice.

The Raiders don’t practice until 7:05 tonight. Jackson is required to provide an update on the aforementioned players. At that time, we also should get a better idea as to whether Mitchell and/or tight end Kevin Boss (knee) will be able to play against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

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Steve Corkran

  • dvrick

    # willflo818 Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    # exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    For those playing FF,IT’S TRUE!! DMAC broke his collarbone in practice.
    If you’re lying, then you’re the biggest F*ggot ever. Period
    ___IT’S TRUE!!!!!!

  • SilverBlackandbetterthanyou


    Just wanna say how proud I am to get to be part of a community of other Raider fans like this. Few people have I met that are actually fans of this team.


    Hagan has played better than DHB thus far. Yes, DHB finally had some catches this pre-season, but I believe Hagan deserves the chance to play. Hagan being cut by other teams can be seen as a red flag, but one thing we have to remember is this game is being palyed by men, much more goes into the motivation it takes to play in this league. If a good situation, with the drive to prove ppl wrong is what he needed. I think he is THE PERFECT RAIDER, a guy who redeems himself in the Silver and Black. DHB could still be good, but he’s gotta earn it.


    Jason Campbell will be the key to this season. If he does not scare defenses DMC cannot do his job. Campbell NEEDS to get the ball off quicker. 1-2 progressions, then check down. That simple. The longer he waits, the better chance our in-experienced line gets a holding penalty.

    Stoked for the new year, hope everyone has a great weekend watching the games. Sorry for leaving such a long comment, just excited for that first time.