Raiders: Trent Brown injury not serious, could play this week

Raiders, Trent Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images).
Raiders, Trent Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images). /

Las Vegas Raiders’ right tackle Trent Brown’s injury is not serious and he could play Week 2.

The Las Vegas Raiders may have emerged victorious in Week 1, but they certainly didn’t come away unscathed. And perhaps their most notable injury coming out of Sunday’s season opener was to starting right tackle Trent Brown.

Fortunately, the Raiders received good injury news all around on Tuesday, particularly in regards to Brown.

As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Raiders do not believe that Brown’s injury is serious and it’s even possible that he plays this week when the team hosts the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.

This comes after it was announced that linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski‘s pectoral injury was not as serious as anticipated as he did not tear his pec. Now, they receive good news about Brown.

Brown was removed from Sunday’s season opener against the Carolina Panthers after just three snaps following a calf injury. He was quickly ruled out for the game leaving many to believe that the injury was serious.

The Raiders received surprisingly reliable play in place of Trent Brown on Sunday.

The Raiders replaced him with veteran swing tackle Sam Young who played just 15 snaps before exiting with a groin injury. That promoted backup guard Denzelle Good to play out of position and right tackle and finish the game there.

And to his credit, Good played better than anyone could have expected for a guy who hadn’t played right tackle in years.

Thankfully, though, it doesn’t appear as though Good will have to play for much longer, if at all. Brown will have an extra day of rest to prepare for Week 2 with the Raiders playing on Monday.

And given that the team will be playing then, we won’t receive our first true update until Thursday’s injury report is released. Until then, all we could do is speculate.

Browns’ health has been a concern ever since the team signed him to a massive four-year, $66 million contract. But when he’s been on the field, he’s reminded Raiders fans exactly why the team is paying him so much.

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Here’s to hoping that Brown is able to suit up come Sunday and that the Raiders are at full strength for what promises to be a challenging matchup against the Saints.