Oakland Raiders Facing Key Injuries Heading Into Week 10
Elias Trejo – Nov 8, 2015
The Raiders suffered a couple of key injuries in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Latavius Murray was knocked out of the game on a hit by former Raider Mike Mitchell. The hit caused a crucial fumble that would help change the outcome of the game. You can't blame Murray for letting this one go as it appeared that he was knocked out for a brief moment immediately after the hit. This will be Murray's second concussion in less than a year so the odds of him missing next week's game are good. It's important to be safe when it comes to head injuries and you have to think about the long term. UPDATE: There is a possibility that Murray will be fine for next week
Meanwhile center Rodney Hudson went down late in the game and the injury did not good look. It took Hudson a while to get up after the play and as he went off the field you could tell this might be an injury that requires some time off. A long term injury to Hudson would be a big blow to an offensive line that has dominated this season. Hudson is a key leader along the offensive line and his injury would make things harder on this offense. However the offense did move the ball well even after Hudson's injury but there was more pressure applied. UPDATE: Hudson's Injury was a sprained Ankle.
Charles Woodson was also injured in this game but the 39 year old warrior stayed in the game. You could tell he was affected through out the game as he was unable to wrap up and would be slow to get up after each tackle. DJ Hayden and Clive Walford were also dinged up during the game. The Raiders are without starting cornerback TJ Carrie and starting safety Nate Allen. UPDATE: Nate Allen will be back next week for the Raiders.
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