These have been very trying times for the Oakland Raiders. Consecutive wins have come on the heels of the passing of Al Davis with Sunday’s victory coming at a cost. While the Raiders have firmly established themselves as contenders this season they could have to prove they can continue to push for the playoffs without Jason Campbell.
Campbell’s broken collar bone has put a damper on an otherwise perfect weekend of Raiders football. JC is slated to undergo surgery and is keeping it positive saying he hopes to return within six weeks.
That estimate is definitely on the positive side as Campbell has sustained one of the worst injuries a QB can endure. To make matters worse his injury occurred on his throwing arm. Last season Tony Romo experienced a similar injury which shut him down for the season. Campbell is hoping this won’t be his last action not only this season but as a Raider all together.
As Vittorio Tafur points out Campbell is in a contract year and was playing at a very high level by his standards. No telling what the future holds for Oakland at the QB position as the quest to find an option other than Kyle Boller has begun.
Without getting too melodramatic this has seemingly been the story of Campbell’s career. His trials are well known. Until this season JC had yet to spend more than two seasons in the same offense for his entire career. Then, just as he was becoming the competent signal caller that made him a first round pick and was leading the Raider resurrection this injury occurs.
One thing is for sure, if there is man out there built for dealing with this type of adversity its Campbell. Not all is lost for the Raiders but this is certainly a tough pill to swallow.