The Oakland Raiders injury situation continues to grow. Starting cornerback Ron Bartell suffered a fracture to the scapula in his shoulder. Wide receiver Jacoby Ford, who missed the season opener, had successful surgery on his Lisfranc injury today. Ford suffered the same injury last year to the same foot and will be out an extended period of time.
“He’s obviously out for a pretty good period of time,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of the Ford surgery. “I don’t know exactly what that timeframe is yet. They said the procedure went well. Again, we’ll see how long that means.”
The Raiders have not made a decision whether or not they would put Ford on injured reserve, ending his season. As for Bartell, the shoulder fracture will also sideline him for some time as well. It is unknown if he will need surgery.
“He’s got a fracture of the scapula,” Allen said. “I don’t know exactly how long that means that he’ll be out, but he’ll obviously miss some time.”
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