Tom Cable addressed some of the long term injury concerns for his team during his Monday afternoon press conference. Following the Raiders' loss to the Dolphins, I am sure Raiders fans could use some good news. This is not it.
Nnamdi Asomugha, said he realized he couldn’t plant and turn on his ankle at the start of Sunday’s game. He was in and out of the lineup all day. He was scheduled for an MRI on Monday. Chances are he will not be 100 percent for the next game and maybe anytime this season.
Tight end Zach Miller missed time on Sunday with a fibula injury. He received X-rays, which came back negative. Cable described it as “quite a contusion on his lower leg." The injury may be a bigger concern if he didn't already have a bigger concerning injury. Miller later announced that his earlier arch issue was actually the just out of vogue, torn planter fascia. I don't know much about planter fascias, but I do know that they aren't likely to go away during the course of a season.
Bruce Gradkowski, was scheduled for a Monday MRI as well. He re-injured his right throwing shoulder at the end of Sunday’s game. After the game, Gradkowski admitted that it felt much like it did after the San Diego game and it took him five weeks to recover from the grade three shoulder separation. In the one piece of news that could be construed as good, Chaz Schilens will resume practicing in a limited fashion after suffering through a setback with his foot last week.