Report: Gareon Conley May Not Play For The Rest Of The Season
As the 2017 season goes, Gareon Conley may soon be an afterthought.
The Raiders first-round pick has been dealing with a shin injury for almost four months and the pain simply hasn’t gone away. Once believed to be just minor shin splints, it appears Conley has been dealing with something much more serious – like a stress fracture.
It was an ominous sign when Conley missed his second consecutive game and rumors are beginning to surface that his season could be shut down for good.
“[Gareon Conley] may not play for the rest of the season. That’s what we’re hearing,” Bonta Hill (co-host with Greg Papa) said Monday on 95.7 The Game.
Obviously, it’s still an unknown or the Raiders would have made a decision on his status, but it’s starting to feel like the odds are against Conley getting back on the field.
If Conley doesn’t play again this year, the Raiders could be in real trouble at cornerback. The hope has always been that he would return to stabilize a weak secondary, but if that’s not an option, general manager Reggie McKenzie may have no choice but to get creative in finding a solution.