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Gallery gone for 4-6 weeks

We pointed out on Sunday that Raiders guard Robert Gallery told reporters after the team’s win over the Chiefs that he has a broken leg.

But Gallery won’t miss the rest of the year.  Instead, he’ll be out for only 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the injury.

Gallery, the second overall pick in the 2004 draft (taken before Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger), has missed only six games in his five-plus year career.

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11 Responses to “Gallery gone for 4-6 weeks”
  1. blancanieve says: Sep 22, 2009 9:02 AM

    Huge Loss for the Raiders Gallery is a very solid football player

  2. LJ24 says: Sep 22, 2009 9:12 AM

    He will be missed…despite some thinking he is a bust because they listen to the know nothing media, he should have made the pro bowl last year, dominant run blocker and pass protection now solid as well.

  3. defensiveplaymaker says: Sep 22, 2009 9:40 AM

    Gallery is a bust. They drafted him #2 overall because they expected him to be a dominant franchise left tackle. He couldn’t hack it at that so they switched him to guard. When is the last time a team took a guard with the #2 overall pick?!

  4. twinkletoes says: Sep 22, 2009 11:37 AM

    Gallery will never live up to the expectations, but he is their best offensive lineman. He is a great LG. He’ll probably remain overlooked in Pro Bowl voting until the Raiders turn around their losing ways.
    Speaking of that, former Raiders OC Jake Grove looked great against Indy’s lightweight D-line. He had a lot to do with our team’s running success last season and I still can’t believe Al let him walk. If Al can overpay a punter, he can certainly overpay the starting center. He was deemed good enough for Parcells; he should’ve been good enough for us. Now the team is gonna have to address the position in the offseason again, seeing how Satele is a huge downgrade and Morris isn’t much better.
    For now, I’m still for the Raiders bringing in Jon Runyan to improve the RT position. But even more, CB Chris McAlister to seriously upgrade the nickel slot, over Stanford “Toast” Routt.

  5. swervinmervin says: Sep 22, 2009 11:48 AM

    The fact that he now is a Guard and the best OL on the team means that he WASNT a bust. Sure, it is disappointing that he never became a franchise LT, but anytime a draft pick still is a highly productive starter on the team – he isnt a bust. Plus, look at what good guards get nowadays anyway (Huthinson).

  6. AutumnWind999 says: Sep 22, 2009 12:03 PM

    “Gallery, the second overall pick in the 2004 draft (taken before Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger), has missed only six games in his five-plus year career.”
    Just in case you needed more proof of Florio’s anti-Raider bias.
    Find me another instance where Florio writes a report on a player injured and then adds in the good players who were drafted after that player in the draft 5 years ago.
    The Raiders had Kerry Collins at the time and o-line was a huge need. Draft experts said Gallery was the most sure thing in the draft, a Pro Bowl LT for the next 10 years and a future Hall of Famer. But of course, in revisionist history, the Raiders made some crazy, terrible pick.
    Gallery is a Pro Bowl caliber guard anyway.
    And Rivers is a dik.

  7. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Sep 22, 2009 12:40 PM

    AutumnWind999 says:
    “But of course, in revisionist history, the Raiders made some crazy, terrible pick.”
    ======================================
    Well, the sheep have to have something negative to talk about, AutumnWind.
    God knows they can’t think on their own.

  8. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 22, 2009 1:12 PM

    The Raiders will go 15 -1 …

  9. tv says: Sep 22, 2009 1:28 PM

    You mean Gallery was still in the league? Who knew?

  10. comment_submission_error says: Sep 22, 2009 8:37 PM

    tv says:
    You mean Gallery was still in the league? Who knew?
    I’m guessing the guys that line up across from him knew. And I’m certain Gallery doesn’t know who you are.

  11. comment_submission_error says: Sep 22, 2009 9:37 PM

    Florio says:
    Gallery, the second overall pick in the 2004 draft (taken before Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger), has missed only six games in his five-plus year career.
    It’s easy to go back 5 years with your forensic draft picks and parentheses, but it doesn’t prove that you knew anything then. Show us your mock draft from that year. Give us a pre-draft rewind of your thoughts on the young Robert Gallery. I dare you.

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