By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 2:28 pm in Oakland Raiders.
NAPA — Running back Latavius Murray, wide receiver Conner Vernon, defensive tackle Stacy McGee and offensive lineman Alex Parsons on Tuesday joined the ever-burgeoning list of injured players.
It’s getting to the point where coach Dennis Allen conceded it’s becoming an issue. Well, yeah, given the injured players now stretches into double digits.
“Some of those injuries are starting to mount up a little bit,” Allen said, “and the day off tomorrow will be good for our guys. They’ve worked extremely hard. They’re out here battling, playing physical and doing the things we’re asking him to do.
“We can’t concern ourselves with the injuries. We have to keep moving forward. We have a team to get ready to play and we’re going to coach the heck out of the guys that are out here.”
The four added to the list Tuesday brings the number of sidelined players to 14, including the three that arrived at training camp unable to practice — defensive tackle Pat Sims, linebacker Miles Burris and offensive tackle Menelik Watson.
The other players unable to practice right now includes: offensive lineman Lucas Nix, nose tackle Johnny Jones, defenisve tackle Vance Walker, defensive lineman Brandon Bair, receiver Jacoby Ford and linebackers Billy Boyko and Kaluka Maiava.
On the bright side, the Raiders got back from injuries suffered in camp linebacker Sio Moore and wide receivers Greg Jenkins and Sam McGuffie.