By Steve Corkran
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at 1:43 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Rookie wide receiver Duke Calhoun and rookie linebacker Mario Kuhn suffered knee injuries within a few minutes of each other Saturday. The injuries looked pretty serious at the time and, sure enough, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said afterward that they “look to be significant.”
Kuhn and Calhoun required help from two team athletic trainers to get off the ground. Kuhn walked off the field under his own power. Calhoun was taken away in a motorized vehicle.
Kuhn got hurt in a punt return drill. Calhoun went down while making a cut on a pass pattern.
Both are long-shots to make the 53-man roster based on their inexperience and the competition level at their respective positions. Now, it’s possible that they will miss considerable time, if not the entire season.