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Report: Jimmy Garoppolo could miss Bears game with back injury

Las Vegas starting quarterback suffers back injury in the first half vs. Patriots

New England Patriots v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images

NFL Media reported Monday morning that Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could miss Sunday’s game at the Chicago Bears with a back injury he suffered Sunday. The report stated rookie Aidan O’Connell could be his replacement.

Now, NFL Media reports Garoppolo could miss “a game or two.”


The Las Vegas Raiders are in a close game vs the New England Patriots. The score is 13-10 early in the third quarter but they might be without their quarterback.

Jimmy Garoppolo was playing well to start the game but took a big hit late in the 2nd quarter. He was able to finish the drive but went into the locker room early.

After the Raiders returned for the second half it was announced that Jimmy Garoppolo was ruled doubtful to return. He was later ruled out of the game.

Garoppolo has serious injury issues that were bound to creep up. It was then reported he was headed to the hospital in an ambulance for the injury.

What this means is Brian Hoyer will get the call at quarterback. A favorite of Josh McDaniels he will get his first action of the year. It will be interesting to find out how serious Garoppolo’s injury is and who will start going forward. If Hoyer can finish the game strong. He might get the nod next week.