After missing the Raiders week 10 game against the Vikings with a sprained ankle, Rodney Hudson returned to the lineup Sunday against the Lions. His return didn't last long, however, as he would go re-injure the ankle early in the third quarter. He would leave the game and not return and now his status is once again in doubt.
"Not sure yet," Jack Del Rio said Monday of Hudson's injury status. "He tweaked it, I guess you'd say, yesterday and didn't return. And so we'll just see how whether or not that set him back to where he was or whether that was just a minor tweak. We'll just see how the week goes."
As it happens, when Hudson went out, the Raiders offense had just begun getting going. After being held without a score in the first half, they had driven to the one-yard-line on the first drive of the third quarter. On second and goal, the Raiders ran Marcel Reece up the middle for no gain. Hudson left the game and was replaced by Tony Bergstrom and the Raiders were able to get in the end zone on the next play with a Latavius Murray run around right tackle.
The Raiders did all of their scoring in the third quarter; adding two field goals on top of the touchdown. Then in the fourth quarter, they only had the ball for eight plays, picking up a total of ONE YARD.
Hard to say if missing Hudson had anything to do with that, but it surely didn't help matters. If he it is a setback, they could be without him this week when the team heads to Tennessee to face the Titans, hoping to avoid dropping four-straight.