The Las Vegas Raiders were hit with an injury at one of their most vulnerable positions on Sunday. In the second quarter of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, right tackle Sam Young left the game with a knee injury, and headed to the locker room.
#Raiders RT Sam Young limps off field, goes into blue medical tent grabbing at his left knee...— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 25, 2020
Young walking to locker room...Brandon Parker sitting with starting O-line on bench.— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 25, 2020
Young was already the backup right tackle, as he was replacing Trent Brown, who is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Raiders confirmed Young’s injury as being to his knee, and listed him as questionable to return.
Sam Young (knee) is QUESTIONABLE to return. #TBvsLV— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) October 25, 2020
Hopefully Young is OK, and able to get back on the field. The Raiders are digging deep into their depth bag by going to Parker, and he could end up being exposed at such a vital position.
It’s been a very rough week for the Raiders offensive line, as the entire line had to miss practice during the week because of potential coronavirus exposure. Still, they were able to put things together when they game started, helping march the team down the field for an opening drive touchdown.