By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 11:34 am in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell is scheduled for surgery Monday on his broken right clavicle but hopes to return this season.
Campbell, leaving the facility with his right arm in a sling, stopped for a moment to break the news.
“I’m having surgery today. It was a tough break,’’ Campbell said. “I’m going to stay positive. If everything goes right I could be back in six weeks.’’
That would make the best-case scenario having Campbell return for the Sunday, Nov. 27 game against the Chicago Bears. They visit the Miami Dolphins the following week on Dec. 4.
In the meantime, the Raiders will go forward with Kyle Boller as the starter. At present, the only backup on the roster is Terrelle Pryor, scheduled to come off the exempt list Monday.
According to ESPN, the Raiders have reached out to both David Garrard and Josh McCown. A Yahoo.com story said the Raiders were also interested in Cincinnati’s Carson Palmer, who is property of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cincinnati has been adamant about not trading Palmer, and is dealing from a position of strength with a 4-2 record behind quarterback Andy Dalton.
The Raiders must release a player to accommodate Pryor, and although no move has been announced, cornerback Joe Porter was cleaning out his locker and said he was “moving on.’’