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Las Vegas Raiders injury update

Key players may be ready to play Sunday at New York Jets

Las Vegas Raiders v Atlanta Falcons
Damon Arnette
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On Sunday, after a blowout loss at the Atlanta Falcons, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said he was concerned about several injuries the team suffered in the game, but Monday, it appears the issues aren’t as serious as first thought.

Gruden confirmed an NFL Media report that star running back Josh Jacobs has a sprained ankle, but Gruden said Jacobs told him he is confident he can play Sunday at the New York Jets. Clearly, Jacobs’ progress will be monitored throughout the week.

Gruden also said he is hopeful rookie cornerback Damon Arnette can soon return from a concussion he suffered Sunday. He will have to pass the league’s concussion tests before returning.

Gruden also said he still expects right tackle Trent Brown, who has been on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list for several weeks, to practice Wednesday. Yet, Gruden doesn’t think he will be read to play Sunday. Gruden also said he is hopeful defensive end Clelin Ferrell and slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner can soon return from the COVID list. They have both missed the past two games