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Del Rio says no surgery for Edwards, but Gabe Holmes likely headed to IR

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Mario Edwards will miss a few weeks with a hip injury that won't require surgery. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Mario Edwards will miss a few weeks with a hip injury that won’t require surgery. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio divulged some injury information on Monday, announcing that defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (hip) will be “out for a while” and tight end Gabe Holmes (ankle) is likely headed for season-ending injured reserve.

“Mario is going to be a out a few weeks, that’s unfortunate,” Del Rio said. “He will return and is not going to require surgery.”

ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that Edwards has a hip strain and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Holmes, meanwhile, has a “pretty significant high ankle sprain” that also includes a fracture of one of the bones in his ankle.

“I would anticipate he’ll end up going on IR,” Del Rio said.

A trip to injured reserve would end the season for Holmes, who was pushing to make the team as the No. 3 tight end.

Edwards will presumably miss at least a couple of games, with Denico Autry likely filling his void. Second-round pick Jihad Ward had already been starting on the left side of the defensive line.

The Raiders also saw starting middle linebacker Ben Heeney leave practice Monday with some sort of left leg injury. Heeney got tangled up with tight end Mychal Rivera while defending him on a deep pass play and hobbled off the field and eventually to the locker room.

Heeney, whose fiancee gave birth to a daughter on Sunday, left the facility for a while after practice, possibly to have some tests run, and later returned about an hour after practice ended. He was walking on his own power but with a limp and later tweeted, “I’m good!”

 

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • 24

    Not for those fighting to make the team…for Aaron Rodgers tho? Of course.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    meaning that one of the tightends would have been waived when Reece returns from suspension…

    Therefore there is an extra spot available… until Reece is activated

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Hmmmm. Flaming hot Cheetos….

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Well….. as much as concern for Vance Walker consumes me…. yes.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Well that is true.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Totally, he should risk injury in a meaningless game because I’m sure he needs the practice.

    It seems like the smart move for him and the team to let others play in preseason, Rodgers is a known commodity.

  • Dakota

    Does he always sit out preseason games?

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I don’t pay attention… but I do think think he played this last weekend.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Palmer could have easily opted out.
    That boy wants to play.

  • DutchRaid

    That is true…but the NFL charges the same price for these “meaningless games,” and makes the season ticket holder pay for them…

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I know that, and I actually enjoy watching the rooks and backups play.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Season tickets for 2years.
    Figured that out and said, ‘Good Bye”.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    He’s got a grudge against the Raiders though methinks.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Absolutely, but I’m penurious.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I don’t think so.
    Got him out of Cinncy, where he’s got a grudge.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I don’t mind the extra 100 for the chance to see who may have to step up at some point.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Nobody likes being told they’re doing a great job, but should take a paycut.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Yeah, but you’re turtle rich.

  • Arkraider

    Why- Reggie did him a huge favor by letting him go- he didn’t want to be here for the tear down and rebuild- and it wouldn’t really been fair to him.
    Plus- we got him out of Cincy- now why again would he have a grudge?

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    It won’t pay off until she gets a job though… it’s hard for an RN with no actual paid experience apparently.

    Hopefully one of the fifteen applications gets an interview soon!

  • RaidingTexas

    According to a tweet posted here earlier, Rodgers has a lot of room for improvement at QB along with Carr and Luck. Maybe he should be playing this Thursday.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I sometimes feel like I’m talking to fans of less than 5 years.
    Last SB at the earliest.
    Then they tell me they’re 20-30 year fans, and I realize I’m one of the few smart one here.

  • R8der4evr

    Heathen
    Hero
    Ho
    What is your M.O.?

  • DutchRaid

    That is so crazy…”WE NEED NURSES, there is a shortage!.” (Well, we need nurses with experience only!)

  • R8der4evr

    He obviously needs more practice after 50+ years of turnovers

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I… cannot… go… over… it… alll ….again.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Like I said below, nobody wants to take a paycut when performing well in their occupation… and would likely think their old company sucks if that company transfers them to another company in return for peanuts.

  • R8der4evr

    He sux
    Nobody Cares

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    BOOM

  • Dakota

    Yeah, you and me, we stand above.

  • R8RCatDave

    There’s a perfectly acceptable synonym, at one time,that would be 100% certain blog death

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    And I’m not so sure about you…

  • R8der4evr

    You have to understand how this team with AD in charge was truly ran, without that insight good luck debating anything.

  • 24

    Well you don’t have to read it you know?

  • Fugazi

    New post Nation

  • R8der4evr

    Lol
    Bet he loves Teddy, GDogs Uncle?
    Lol

  • RaidingTexas

    And choking in crunch time. Nobody has that shell-shocked look in the face better than Palmer.

    Remember when Mistic would bring that up here during the games? “There it is. I’ve seen this look in his eyes before.”

    Man that guy was a troll, but he was dead on right that you could see the look of defeat in Palmer.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Relating to a country in Africa, by any chance?

  • 24

    I only know what I know and when you’re a fan from 1989 on…what I know is a much different perspective than some others. My reality is not the older generations reality.

  • R8der4evr

    A Deer in bright headlights has more courage

  • R8RCatDave

    Yupster

  • Dakota

    It is normal for beings on the same level to be cautious around each other.

  • Dakota

    Stan Against Evil…..interesting.

  • Arkraider

    Well Reggie did have to give the pay cut thing a try- but when he said no- Reggie let him go to a team that was not a tear down- I would bet he sends Reg x-mas cards he’s so fond of him—
    Reggie could’ve paid and kept him on a team that was 2 years away from being competitive– wouldn’t be the first time that kinda thing has happened before— IE Cincy

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Triggered all kinds of Disqus autoresponses.
    along with not posting it.

  • 24

    lol

  • R8der4evr

    All good, the 70’s and early 80’s Raiders are what kept me hanging on, Gruden years were awesome but nothing like the long term success of those previous teams. Al really controlled things for far too long, what worked back then slowly started failing later on, it’s why I have HUGE hopes for this young talent laden roster.

  • R8der4evr

    Rabbit Hole ahead….
    Lol

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I never have.
    I’ve seen disbelief that that was’t a completion on a dumb throw, but never a lack of confidence.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hell no!
    Fight!

    Just ask my llamas!