Three players entered Raiders training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Two of the injuries were known — Donald Penn is recovering from a foot injury that required surgery, and Eddie Vanderdoes is recovering from an ACL tear he had in the season finale. The third was PJ Hall. His injury was unexpected and unknown.
Jon Gruden revealed Hall’s injury to be a strained pectoral muscle.
“He has a pec strain,” Gruden said of Hall’s injury. “We’re going to keep him where he is for a couple days. We haven’t seen him. We’re not allowed to have contact with these players for a few weeks so we’ll take him through some rehab and make sure he’s ready to go before we cut him loose.”
Penn and Vanderdoes were on the side working with a trainer, while Hall was not on the field at all. Gruden saying they will keep Hall where he is for a couple days, doesn’t necessarily mean he will be back in a couple days. It could mean we won’t even see him work on the side for a couple days.
The second round rookie was working primarily with the second and third team behind fellow drafted rookie fifth rounder Maurice Hurst. Hall missing time with injury certainly won’t help him climb the depth chart.