Injuries Highlight Raiders Week Leading Up To Chiefs

Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

20. Count ‘em. The names of 20 Oakland Raiders can be found on the official injury report for Sunday’s game in Kansas City.

The good news is that only 2 of those 20 are listed as “Out” for the clash with Oakland’s longtime rivals. Both Khalif Barnes and Shawntae Spencer are still out of action with no eminent return appearing on the horizon.

11 other Raiders have been given the “Probable” designation including Darren McFadden, Tommy Kelly, Sebastian Janikowski and Richard Seymour among others. That leaves 7 as “Questionable” to suit up Sunday.

While none of the injuries are serious enough to cause concern it has affected the way in which Dennis Allen went about preparing his team for the game. His quote given to the Sacramento Bee illustrates that.

“We’ve got some guys with some soreness. It’s just a matter of making sure that they’re ready to go come Sunday, so we listed a few of them as questionable.”

Included in that “Questionable” category are the likes of Desmond Bryant, Matt Shaughnessy and Taiwan Jones.

Certainly depth has been an issue for Oakland this year and the compiling injuries won’t help in that category. But you go to war with the roster you have, not the roster you want. Coach Allen has been dealing with these problems from the start of the season so it’s nothing new under the sun. Hopefully the coming week holds both victory and improved health for the Silver and Black.

Topics: Oakland Raiders

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  • Manny San Miguel

    INJURIES… are the Highlight for the RAIDERS this week… REALLY??? Are you a moron or just Trolling here? How about the TWO BACK-To-BACK victories; how about the RAIDERS Defense stuffing the RUN and progressively taking over games; how about McFadden finally breaking FREE for 113-yards; how about Palmer’s SOLID, STEADY command of the RAIDERS Offense; how about YOU TRYING to be OBJECTIVE and PROFESSIONAL in covering the RAIDERS?

    Otherwise… just pick some crappy NFL team to pour your DIRT on… the RAIDERS are way too classy for you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.beltran.71 Eric Beltran

    Lets hope s. Janikowski is hurt too bad. That would be horroble. That would be half of what Raiders fans for sure things and what we have to cheer about out. Since the last time we could be proud of anything (Gruden days) all we have is our 2 kickers. Lol. Ugggh! Nothing has changed we still suck. At least our European team is still good i guess? Also I save lots of money not buying any Raiders gear once again. Lol

  • Eduardo

    the Raiders are called can get right because nothing they do is right

  • Eduardo

    what a bunch of jokers all they do is get hurt they’re really Can’t play anymore but I bet you 1,000,000 dollars if they were on a winning team they all be playing

  • Eduardo

    you’re dreaming there only on a 3 game losing streak hey you think you’re doing positive things your in lala land grow up and get yourself together understand our team sucks and we need to rebuild everything