Raiders Have Two Key Injuries To Watch Going Into Monday Night

The Raiders week one opponent was hit hard with injuries this week as the Ravens announced that RB Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters were both placed on injured reserve and will be out for the remainder of the season.

Baltimore was already in a tight spot at running back after losing last year’s second-round pick J.K. Dobbins to a knee injury. Their depth chart at running back now features veteran runners Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray, and Le’Veon Bell, all of whom weren’t on the team a week ago.

The Raiders, though, have their own injury concerns. Not much has been made of the lingering injuries to G Richie Incognito and RB Josh Jacobs, but it seems like neither will be 100 percent when the Raiders host the Ravens on Monday night.

Jacobs is dealing with a toe injury on the Raiders’ injury report. He was listed as ‘limited’ in practice on Thursday, but not much is known about the nature of his injury. If it turns out to be the dreaded turf toe (there aren’t a lot of other options unless he’s been training with Antonio Brown), Kenyan Drake may be in line for a significant role on Monday.

As for Incognito, he hasn’t practiced in three weeks and is trending toward not being available for the season opener. Once again, Incognito is dealing with a lower leg injury (it was an Achilles that knocked him out last year) and at 38 years-old, it would make sense for the Raiders to play it safe with him.

The Raiders’ final injury report will be released on Saturday and it sounds like Jacobs and Incognito are trending toward being listed as ‘questionable’ with Incognito having a better chance of being ruled out altogether.

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