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Raiders injury woes continue in loss at New England against the Patriots

Rookies Damon Arnette and Bryan Edwards are banged up

NFL: Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots
Bryan Edwards
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The Raiders limped into New England on Sunday and their injury list grew in a 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

First-round pick cornerback Damon Arnette left the game before halftime with what appeared to be an aggravation of a thumb injury he had been playing through since training camp. His fellow rookie, wide receiver Bryan Edwards left with an ankle injury in the third quarter. He did return to the game, however.

Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden didn’t give any injury updates after the game, but he was clearly frustrated.

“Sometimes, you wonder what the heck is going on,” Gruden said.

In addition to Arnette and Edwards, backup defensive tackle Daniel Ross — playing for the first time this season — has a foot injury and backup receiver Rico Gafford injured his hamstring. An NFL source said Ross will have an MRI on his foot Monday.

The Raiders went into the game without another first-round pick, receiver Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring), plus right tackle Trent Brown (calf) and middle linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (pec). Also, guard Richie Incognito (Achilles) is on the injured reserve.

Also, star running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) played through injuries. They were both clearly not 100%.

Now, the Raiders have to hope for speedy recoveries by several players with the 3-0 Buffalo Bills headed to Las Vegas next week.