In the preseason, the football is fake. But the injuries are real.
The first injury of note in Friday nights Raiders-Cardinals game came when Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford apparently twisted an ankle in the first quarter after a 10-yard reception.
He limped off the field. Later, Ford headed to the locker room for closer observation.
Ford caught two passes for 21 yards before exiting. He had returned a post-safety free kick to the Oakland 39 one play before suffering the injury.
After appearing in all 16 games as a rookie in 2010, Ford missed eight games last season due to injury.