After Missing Consecutive Games, Gareon Conley’s Injury Becomes More Worrisome
It might be time to be (even more) concerned with Gareon Conley’s shin.
Conley was first diagnosed with ‘shin splints’ in June and there has obviously been a setback of some kind since he last played in week three. It’s been speculated that Conley is actually dealing with a slow-healing stress fracture, but the Raiders have never confirmed the injury.
What makes the matter even more frustrating is that Conley is already arguably the best cornerback on the Raiders roster – although that’s not making a strong statement at this point.
Given the way Sean Smith has been letting receivers run by him, general manager Reggie McKenzie was wise to invest in a cornerback with the Raiders first-round pick. Now he needs to figure out a way to get that pick on the field before the 2017 season is in the books.