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Jared Veldheer goes for second MRI on triceps

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There aren’t a ton of offensive players that the Raiders know they can count on for consistently strong performances, but left tackle Jared Veldheer is at or near the top of the list.

It follows, then, that they’d like to keep Veldheer on the field as much as possible this season and that they’d prefer that he not spend any time in an MRI tube. That’s just where ¬†Veldheer was on Tuesday for the second time this offseason as he searches for an answer to why he continues to be bothered by a sore left triceps. The first MRI turned up no problem, so Veldheer returned to practice with additional padding on the arm and played in the first preseason game. The soreness hasn’t gone away, though, which sent Veldheer for another test.

“I don’t have any update on that right now,” coach Dennis Allen said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “As soon as I do, I’ll let you all know. We’re taking another look at it.”

The results of the MRI are expected on Wednesday. Alex Barron took Veldheer’s place at left tackle in Tuesday’s practice and would be the likeliest starter for this week’s preseason game with the Saints in the event that Veldheer isn’t able to play. If there’s a more extended absence, Barron would stand a good chance of remaining there although the Raiders surely hope that no such shuffling is needed up front.

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10 Responses to “Jared Veldheer goes for second MRI on triceps”
  1. cyraider says: Aug 14, 2013 8:42 AM

    Do we have the worst training staff in the NFL?? Our guys ALWAYS get hurt! We have like 3 healthy d-lineman, somebody pulls their hammy every other day, and now our best o-lineman is hurt! I’ve been cautiously optimistic for 6 or 8 wins, but not if nobody can stay on the freakin’ field.

  2. raiderufan says: Aug 14, 2013 8:47 AM

    Put him on the shelf for a week!

    If anyone on our offense can take time off and not be in danger of setting himself back it’s Jared….Get him HEALTHY!!

  3. joetoronto says: Aug 14, 2013 9:51 AM

    This kid is a stud and the Raiders really need him to man the left side.

    Lets hope he’s alright.

  4. anhdazman says: Aug 14, 2013 12:01 PM

    Ok, this is the 2nd week of preseason. Lets not mess around here. Velhdeer needs to sit out the next 2 if necessary 3 games to get that tricep back in order. He’ll still get some basic reps during practice, but his contact should be limited. We need him over the long haul and risking him during preseason would be a very dumb move.

    Lets see what our depth at LT has to offer while he’s on the mend.

  5. crybabyrivers says: Aug 14, 2013 12:02 PM

    This guy is a warrior! Don’t worry about him not playing in our first game!

  6. radrntn says: Aug 14, 2013 12:48 PM

    100% under the radar, one of the best LT in the nfl, and by a landslide the most athletic.

    We all know where some of that 85 million under the cap money next year is going to end up.

  7. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Aug 14, 2013 2:15 PM

    If he’s hurt for any games the Raiders are done. If that’s the case sign me up for Clowney or Bridgewater

  8. williamwallacewouldhavebeenaraider says: Aug 14, 2013 2:26 PM

    He tore his triceps. Needs surgery. Sign me up for Clowney. We are in big trouble now

  9. steelerben says: Aug 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    Too much ‘bating?

  10. mullman76 says: Aug 14, 2013 11:39 PM

    Veldheer is another very good player who does not get the respect he deserves due to anti-Raider sentiment that permeates the NFL media.

    It’s a shame. Hopefully he comes back sooner than later.

    Go Raiders

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