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Bartell set to miss significant time, too

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said earlier today that wide recevier Jacoby Ford is going to miss “significant” time in light of Ford having surgery performed on his left foot.
Now comes word from ESPN’s Bill Williamson that Raiders starting cornerback Ron Bartell suffered a broken left shoulder blade Monday night and might be sidelined as long as six weeks.
On the bright side, if there is one here, Bartell doesn’t need surgery, and he might be out as little as four weeks.
All Allen said about Bartell during a news conference today is that Bartell was having an MRI today.
Pat Lee likely will move into the starting lineup during Bartell’s absence, as he did Monday night against the San Diego Chargers.
Last season, Bartell suffered a neck injury in the season-opening game as a member of the St. Louis Rams. He missed the remainder of the season while recovering.

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