The number one thing teams hope for in the preseason is to come out of it with no injuries. We are seeing other teams suffer major injuries to players such as the Patriots losing Julian Edelman for the season and the Chiefs losing Spencer Ware for the season.
Every time a player is slow to get up in a game, there’s a fear of such injuries.
The Raiders had two players come up lame in Saturday’s game.
Cornerback David Amerson left the game midway through the second quarter with an unknown injury and didn’t return.
Later in the quarter, Jamize Olawale pulled up lame as well. With :27 seconds remaining in the half, Olawale ran out left, splitting defenders to break off a 59-yard run up the left sideline. It may have gone farther, but with no contact, he clutched his left thigh and limped to the sideline.
It could be something as minor as a cramp, but non-contact injuries are always concerning, so we’ll wait for the diagnosis.
“You saw Olawale pull up a little bit,” said Del Rio. “Just depends on how significant it was. We’ll find out.”
Not making the trip at all were linebacker Cory James and wide receiver Seth Roberts. Del Rio would only say they were “back home taking care of business.”
Roberts is missing his second game in a row. He was a late scratch against the Rams last week due to illness. One would assume this is a residual of that. James’s situation is unknown at this time.