Late in the third quarter of the Raiders game against the Steelers on Sunday, center Rodney Hudson limped off the field and didn't return. At the time It was unknown what the injury was or the severity of it. X-rays were negative and his diagnosis would come from an MRI Monday. The results are in and Hudson has suffered a sprained ankle according to head coach Jack Del Rio.
Del Rio would not reveal how severe the injury is, saying only that any injury that has a player leave a game and not return is considered serious. Sprain vary greatly in severity. If it is a high ankle sprain, it can have a player out for weeks. There is no indication yet if it is a high ankle sprain or a minor sprain.
The Raiders return to practice on Wednesday at which point we will get our first indication of the severity of the ankle sprain. Though he could be rested Wednesday regardless and his status for Sunday may not be known until Friday. If misses practice all week, he would be unlikely to play.
Taking Hudson's place for the final quarter of Sunday's game was Tony Bergstrom. He is expected to take his place again when the Raiders face the Vikings next Sunday should Hudson be unable to go.