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Source: Nnamdi Asomugha has a high ankle sprain

The Raiders may lose their best player just in time for their biggest game since the 2002 Super Bowl. 

A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that an MRI revealed a high ankle sprain for cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.  The All Pro is going to get a second opinion on the ankle.

High ankle sprains can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but this news puts Asomugha’s status for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs in serious doubt at the very least. 

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28 Responses to “Source: Nnamdi Asomugha has a high ankle sprain”
  1. Los_Raiders says: Nov 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    I hope he can play this weekend… But if he can’t it’s time to face the music and find out how the DB depth handles the Chiefs…
    Routt has been praised for greatly improving this year and now will be the time to see if he was really worth the high tender…
    Also, who knows, we might see more of Huff at CB which I’ve heard a lot of fans say he is better suited for the position rather than safety…
    If the pass rush excels like it has lately than hopefully our DB’s can play a good game with or without Aso (preferably with)…

  2. YoungAmerican says: Nov 1, 2010 4:06 PM

    Luckily there are two CBs on the roster with experience starting on the outside. I’m not worried about the KC game, but if Nnamdi is still out when the Colts game rolls around it might not be so pretty.
    Still, Zach Miller’s injury is more of a concern for me. He was seen on crutches after the game. Without him drawing double coverage all game long, the Raider wideouts are going to have a much tougher time against a pretty good KC secondary.

  3. boltschick says: Nov 1, 2010 4:07 PM

    That’s too bad, but Matt Cassel isn’t exactly a fearsome quarterback.
    I’m not sure whether to root for Chiefs or Raiders this week. Chiefs in first but Raiders looking much more dangerous.

  4. RamsFan78 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:08 PM

    Great now Raider fans can blame this for future losses!

  5. "Coach"Davis says: Nov 1, 2010 4:11 PM

    I have a bad feeling Aso is gonna be out weeks….
    If hes getting a 2nd opinion. He must have a grade 3 sprain….
    Murphy & Z. Miller (arch out most on 2nd half) better be a go this week……

  6. joetoronto says: Nov 1, 2010 4:16 PM

    He’s not really needed against the Chiefs, but if he’s out for a long period of time, it changes everything back there.

  7. anthony says: Nov 1, 2010 4:36 PM

    If the D-line can put the pressure on, we can hang w/The Chiefs with out #21 for a few weeks..
    And besides we have a bye after the chiefs game, I’m thinking more like the Pittsburgh game. after the bye..
    WTH is Schilens coming back is the question.
    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  8. eugene95401 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:48 PM

    joetoronto says:
    November 1, 2010 4:16 PM
    He’s not really needed against the Chiefs, but if he’s out for a long period of time, it changes everything back there.
    *******************
    Dwayne Bowe will torch CJ or SR. God help us this weekend

  9. jb10 says: Nov 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    i agree we can do without nnamdi against the chiefs. we have routt who played very well yesterday and has most of the season. hopefully chris johnson will be back as well.huff can play and ware was playing for johnson yesterday. bowe is decent but the chiefs aren’t all that scary.
    as for schilens that guy is made of glass. i wouldn’t count on him being productive this season

  10. INVAIDUH says: Nov 1, 2010 4:52 PM

    hope he’ll at least be back for the steeler game.

  11. "Coach"Davis says: Nov 1, 2010 5:06 PM

    Please keep the medical people treating Chaz as far away as possible from Aso……
    Chaz is the anti Favre…..

  12. JSpicoli says: Nov 1, 2010 5:09 PM

    Steph Curry and Nnamdi better go see the same ankle specialist.
    The biggest game since the 2002 SB for the Raiders was the monday/sunday night game against the Bucs at home after the SB. Raiders won, Gannon had a career ending injury and Jerry Rice had a career ending fit on the sidelines when his precious games with a catch streak ended, but we won. Al Davis shipped him to SEA the next day. Since then it has been Brooks, Collins a handful of others and the worst oline in the NFL.
    Mick Mitchell’s play has stepped up big time and that allows us to Move Huff to CB. Hurry up and get well Nnamdi, but it is handled until he gets back.
    Mike Mitchell, for you haters now creeping back into the shadows and under rocks, is the reach from Ohio Univ. taken in the 2nd round that is kicking ass and taking names in his second year now. Remember how much of a bust he and DHB are already, riiiight?

  13. CapsLockKey says: Nov 1, 2010 6:01 PM

    Yep, keep on saying you don’t need him to beat the Chiefs. First thing Monday morning if they happen to lose to KC, guess what the first excuse is going to be?

  14. veistran says: Nov 1, 2010 6:07 PM

    Raiders are playing much better but so are the Chiefs, I’m just glad to see this meeting between two rivals that hate each other have some meaning. We can bust out whatever stats but all that matters is what happens on the field.

  15. anthony says: Nov 1, 2010 6:10 PM

    D. Bowe?? He Effin Blows, He was on a version of Come On MAn on ESPN… He has butter fingers, but as we all know KC plays The Raiders like it’s the SB…
    Raiders 35 KC 24 – Go Raiders

  16. joetoronto says: Nov 1, 2010 6:11 PM

    Tom Cable just said that they don’t know if it’s a high ankle sprain or not and that it might not be so bad.
    You gotta wonder where PFT gets their information sometimes, geez.

  17. joetoronto says: Nov 1, 2010 6:12 PM

    RamsFan78 says: November 1, 2010 4:08 PM
    Great now Raider fans can blame this for future losses!
    *********************************************************
    That’s not how we roll, loser.
    We leave that crap for the Lambs fans.

  18. tjzoo1 says: Nov 1, 2010 6:36 PM

    SON OF A BITCH!!!!…. We really need Namdi this week, hope he gets better!

  19. alr1047 says: Nov 1, 2010 6:38 PM

    Insult to Injury…Cable should have challenged the reception on which Nnamdi was injured, which was made out of bounds…..

  20. Grimmlock42 says: Nov 1, 2010 6:50 PM

    Ramsfan78:
    I know nobody ever mentions the rams in here, but please leave your stupid comments to yourself. Besides, I thought we picked up your rams and slammed them to the ground not too long ago. You need to stay the hell quiet.

  21. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 1, 2010 8:21 PM

    Thats the bad news, good news is we have a bye week the following week, so in reality if he is a no go on Sunday, he has 21 days to rest and get better. As far as Routt, Ware, McFadden, Johnson, or even Huff who took over as a db after Nnamdi went out….fact is one of them will step up, and contribute. This is a Team now. Raiders have depth, and a ton of youth…they are only going to get better.

  22. tooz56 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:38 PM

    The problem isn’t the Chefs passing game, it’s their running game. With Nmandi locking up Bowe one on one, we have more guys that can think run first. If Huff/CJ/Routt needs help over the top, that is one less defender up near the LOS. The front 7 will have to continue to man handle O-lines and shut down the run, MAKE KC pass to win. And the O really needs to eat up the clock with the run game and short throws by Campbell that get yards after the catch. I just hope stupid CBS makes this their game of the week so the whole country can watch the RAIDERS !

  23. tooz56 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:41 PM

    Just checked the Schedule….sorry Raider fans, Indy @ Philly will be CBS’ big game of the week for sure, God forbid they show a team other then the Chargers, Patriots or Colts on CBS in the east, and we all no there aren’t ANY Raiders fans here on the east coast… SMH !

  24. dudeustupid says: Nov 1, 2010 8:55 PM

    you dont need him against the chiefs? you’re probably right…you dont need an elite cornerback to lose to an amazing running team…i’d be more worried about your run D

  25. comment_submission_error says: Nov 1, 2010 9:36 PM

    # RamsFan78 says: November 1, 2010 4:08 PM
    Great now Raider fans can blame this for future losses!
    -=-=-=-=
    It’s nice to see Rams and Chiefs fans thumping their chests a bit this season. If Oakland can’t stay home two weeks straight and beat the Chiefs without Asomugha, they weren’t going to do it with him, either. No excuses there. Both teams can run the ball, so this game will either be a 13-9 bloodbath, or a 45-42 track meet. Haven’t seen KC play this year and don’t what they’re doing to win, but when Oakland wins it’s because they pound the ball on offense and pound the QB on defense. Should be a good game.

  26. YoungAmerican says: Nov 1, 2010 10:06 PM

    No excuses. Raider fans wouldn’t let Chargers fans get away with saying “we played without Jackson and McNeil!”, so you’re not going to hear that nonsense from us.
    The fact is, good teams take the players they have and get it done. I think it’s pretty clear the Raiders have come a long way from last season, but this game is going to be a good test to see exactly where they’re at.

  27. Profundity says: Nov 2, 2010 7:24 AM

    # YoungAmerican says: November 1, 2010 10:06 PM
    No excuses. Raider fans wouldn’t let Chargers fans get away with saying “we played without Jackson and McNeil!”, so you’re not going to hear that nonsense from us.
    The fact is, good teams take the players they have and get it done. I think it’s pretty clear the Raiders have come a long way from last season, but this game is going to be a good test to see exactly where they’re at.
    ___________________________________
    You’re right, we didn’t allow that excuse because
    we were only down our starting RB, best WR’s and had a QB change less than one quarter into the game. Not to mention the rookie LT who came in at the half and backup RT in the 3rd.
    Next time, check your “facts” before you start making assumptions.

  28. oh the usual says: Nov 3, 2010 2:10 AM

    Someone alluded (I may have butchered that spelling) to the fact that the run D will hurt with no #21. That take: the rest of the D will have to think more about the pass b/c of no Nnamdi. That is true. Also, Nnamdi is great against the run, too. Having the aspect of having another person back against the pass; then taking away the tackles Nnamdi makes on stretch plays, off-tackles, pitches, etc. will hurt against a guy like Jamaal Charles.
    The Raiders have to think outside the box in their pass defense. Without #21, the straight man with a single deep safety will not be efficient…and it was shaky even with him.
    This loss makes me very nervous. I like the way some of the guys have been playing their roles in the secondary…but with more of a role, I’m not sure how they will handle it. I will be excited to see a lot of Mike Mitchell, though. He might be our most well rounded safety right now.

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