UPDATED September 29 11:20 p.m. PT
Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. But he did do everything expected from him during Thursday’s practice. if he passes the final tests, he will be able to play Sunday at the Chargers.
Jimmy Garoppolo is still in the concussion protocol. McDaniels said we'll see how things go in practice today and how Jimmy does with with his final tests.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 29, 2023
UPDATE 2:41 p.m. PT: Jimmy Garoppolo was officially listed as limited on the Raiders injury report for Thursday’s practice. But star defensive end Maxx Crosby was out of practice with a knee injury. He was limited Wednesday.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore, Las Vegas Raiders starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned to practice today (Thursday).
Jimmy Garoppolo is at practice for the @Raiders— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) September 28, 2023
Garoppolo suffered a concussion during last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and sat out of the Raiders’ practice on Wednesday while in the league’s concussion protocol. While his status for the Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday is still uncertain, but this is a pretty good sign he’ll be ready to go on game day.
When Jimmy G went down, there was a chance would Brian Hoyer would make his first start as a Raider or rookie Aidan O’Connell would get the call. However, that seems unlikely now that Garoppolo is back on the field.
Granted, at this time, there has been no word on how much Garoppolo was able to participate in practice as the team hasn’t released their Thursday injury report. Silver and Black will monitor the situation, so check back later in the day for an official update.