Raiders concerned Marcus Mariota, Yannick Ngakoue may have suffered long-term injuries
The Raiders won their first game of the season in an exciting way, but it could have been expensive.
In his press conference on Tuesday, head coach Jon Gruden said the team was concerned that Edge Ruser Yannick Ngakoue, quarterback Marcus Mariota, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and guard Denzelle Good may have sustained long-term injuries.
Ngakoue, Las Vegas' major off-season free agent, injured his hamstring during Monday's game. McCoy had to be carted off the field with a knee injury.
"Hopefully Yannick isn't injured as badly as he can be - we don't know the result yet," Gruden told reporters. "The loss of McCoy is a huge loss to our leadership network and our D-Line."
Mariota took a designed quarterback run early in the game that completed 31 yards on third and 1 but couldn't play for the remainder of the competition. While Mariota is the Las Vegas backup quarterback, Gruden apparently had significant plans for the 2015 number 2 overall selection.
"Yes, we have lost a large part of our offensive," said Gruden. "Hopefully it won't stick. He missed the whole preseason with a quad load. Last night he charged it again. The severity of this injury kept him out of the game. It's a shame - it was a 31 yard win to really give us an element that we didn't really have here. "
The Raiders will travel against the Steelers on Sunday and play in the early window in a short week.
Concerned raiders Marcus Mariota and Yannick Ngakoue may have sustained long-term injuries that originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
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