Johnathan Abram’s rookie marketing campaign is probably going over already.
According to NFL Media, which cited unidentified sources, the Raiders security can be positioned on injured reserve after struggling a torn labrum and rotator cuff in Monday’s 24-16 win over the Broncos.
The report famous Abram is headed for surgical procedure that’s anticipated to finish his season.
Abram sustained the harm within the first quarter of the season-opening recreation however was nonetheless capable of play 77 p.c of Oakland’s snaps after getting damage.
The 22-year-old Mississippi State product developed a fame for his large hits and was a first-round choose within the 2019 NFL Draft. He made 5 tackles and broke up one go in his NFL debut.
Coach Jon Gruden informed reporters after the sport that Abram can enhance in sure areas.
“I think he probably got a little bit too reckless at times,” Gruden mentioned of Abram’s efficiency. “Made some great plays, some impact plays… I think some tackles he’s gotta make for us — he missed. His debut was pretty good.”
The setback will create a defensive problem for the Raiders as they put together to host the Chiefs at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday.