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Report: Johnathan Abram getting second opinion on shoulder injury, hoping to avoid injured reserve

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NFL WEEK ONE “u2013 OAKLAND RAIDERS VS. DENVER BRONCOS Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post

This is news. Apparently Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s season opener Monday night. And it’s serious enough that there is talk about potential injured reserve. Abram has already gotten one diagnosis on the shoulder and is seeking a second opinion in the hopes of avoiding being placed on injured reserve, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Abram played 49 snaps on defense in the game (77%), so it’s hard to say exactly where he may have suffered the injury. He was replaced off and on by Curtis Lofton, but never left the game for extended periods of time and was on the field for the entirety of the final two drives. This is the first it has come up that he has an injury at all.

A second report says Abram is set to have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum and a trip to IR in imminent.