Raiders tight end Clive Walford suffered a knee injury in an ATV accident earlier this offseason and will miss some spring practices, Fox Sports reported Tuesday.
A pair of a leg injuries cost Walford most of training camp in 2015, setting back his early-season development a little. That makes this injury a deeper blow because he could use as much time as possible with quarterback Derek Carr this offseason.
According to ESPN, Walford’s injury was only “a big gash” and backed up the Fox reporting that he’s expected to be fine and it well ahead of schedule.
While that’s good news for the Raiders, it’s still at least somewhat troubling to see a player injured in an off-the-field activity, especially one who the team is counting on big time in a season in which they expect to contend for the playoffs and a division title.