Gareon Conley Injury More Severe Than Shin Splints

Gareon Conley is dealing with more than just shin splints.

According to Michael Gehlkin of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders 2017 first-round pick has been nursing a leg injury more severe than shin splints – possibly a stress fracture.

Gehlkin isn’t the first to suspect Conley has been nursing a stress fracture. Greg Papa, the voice of the Raiders broadcast and 95.7 The Game host, suspected days ago that Conley may be dealing with a stress fracture similar to what Kevin White experienced last year.

White was initially diagnosed with shin splints, but ultimately had to undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his shin.

Conley posted an image on his leg on Instagram adding that Sunday was the first day he has been cleared to run in two months.

He also posted the above image of his leg with “It’s getting better” attached. There appears to be a long vertical scar along his shin that may or may not be related to the injury that has sidelined Conley for the past two months.

Whatever the case, don’t expect any clarity from the Raiders. They prefer to keep medical information close to the vest and have passed on every opportunity to squash the speculation.

And until Conley’s back on the field, speculate is exactly what we’ll do.

For what it’s worth, Conley and the team do appear to be on the same page concerning the timetable of Conley’s return.

Both believe it’s coming soon.

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