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Report: Jared Veldheer to have surgery, faces three-month recovery

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The Raiders reportedly could be without their starting left tackle for most of the 2013 season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Jared Veldheer will have surgery on his partially torn triceps on Friday. The typical timetable for recovery from a surgery of this kind is three months, Schefter reported.

Having surgery would likely land Veldheer on injured reserve with a designation of possible return later in the 2013 season. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that the club was leaning toward placing Veldheer on short-term I.R., according to a transcript from the club.

Losing the well-regarded 26-year-old Veldheer is a tough blow to the Raiders’ line. Veldheer, who has 43 NFL starts to his credit, is an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

Alex Barron, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2010, will replace Veldheer at left tackle for now. Allen said on Wednesday.

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32 Responses to “Report: Jared Veldheer to have surgery, faces three-month recovery”
  1. Clay says: Aug 15, 2013 4:19 PM

    unrestricted FA at end of year… start the negotiations now… The raiders have some leverage and need to use it to lock him up for a few years.

  2. tedmurph says: Aug 15, 2013 4:21 PM

    He got too big for his frame

  3. deepseabreeze says: Aug 15, 2013 4:23 PM

    hope for a speedy recovery. the raiders are really going to need him. also, i hope this means he can be re-signed for a discount.

  4. footballradioshow says: Aug 15, 2013 4:23 PM

    Not too bad of news for the Raidahs

  5. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 15, 2013 4:27 PM

    The Raiders will learn how valuable Veldheer is when Alex Barron commits three false-start penalties week one at Indy.

  6. litemater95 says: Aug 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    “Alex Barron, who hasn’t played in an NFL regular-season game since 2012,” No one has played in a regular season game since 2012.

  7. kcflake says: Aug 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    Ahhhhhhh, did the Raider get hurt. I guess he won;t be in the game to Hold the Chiefs Tamba Hali on Every Play.

  8. tooz72 says: Aug 15, 2013 4:48 PM

    cursed

  9. wojowbk says: Aug 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    you mean the Tamba Hali that graded out as one of the worst passrushing ends/LBs last year?

  10. raidadon says: Aug 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    Pumba Hali? VELDHEER took his lunch money n pantsed him last time they faced off.

  11. raiders85 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:02 PM

    Tamba Hali??!!!????? Hahahahahahaha no one waist time on that bum haha now Justin Houston is a monster but you’re a chiefs fan and probably don’t understand football go back to the kids table

  12. hendeeze says: Aug 15, 2013 5:05 PM

    Reality is, Veldheer with 1 arm is still gonna be better than Barron. Raider fans better hope Flynn doesn’t get David Carr’d in the meantime.

  13. kcflake says: Aug 15, 2013 5:40 PM

    Raiders Fans. Tamba Hali has OWNED Your Asses since his Rookie year. Especially Valdheer, who had to Jump offsides to try and stop Tamba,. Better Keep an eye on the waiver wire for more QB’s. With barron playing, Flynn will be out for the count quick.

    ALSO ENJOY BEING THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THIS YEAR!!! I will Revel in your Suckassedness.

  14. kcflake says: Aug 15, 2013 5:45 PM

    Raiders Fans, maybe you should get Back to Throwing Batteries at other teams fans, now that your left tackle is out for the count. lol

  15. raidadon says: Aug 15, 2013 5:48 PM

    Check the stats junior. Chefs tossed a salad last year. Had a grand total of 0 sacks last year against the Raiders! Zero!!!

  16. natelan69 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:52 PM

    CHOO CHOO!

  17. raiders85 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    The worst team picks first right? And……..you guys drafted that bum number 1 so connect the dots chiefs fan (I know its hard for you but try to stay with me) the Raiders are bad not denying that but they beat the quiefs twice and pretty easily actually so…..

  18. kcflake says: Aug 15, 2013 5:56 PM

    Raidadon, Obviously the Chiefs were terrible last year. We had a bad coaching staff and qb.

    What would you predict the Chiefs will do against your Raiders this year??? Kick Your Asses, Maybe?

  19. natelan69 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:56 PM

    Hilarious watching Chiefs and Raiders fans argue about who was worse.

  20. jdphx says: Aug 15, 2013 6:04 PM

    Fellow Raider fans,

    Isn’t it fun when the well spoken, intelligent members of the Chiefs fan base speak up?

    “ALSO ENJOY BEING THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THIS YEAR!!! I will Revel in your Suckassedness.”

  21. raidadon says: Aug 15, 2013 6:28 PM

    Cue the duelin banjos!

  22. notoriousjebus says: Aug 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    This works out great for Veldheer. He gets to sit out a massive chunk of the lost season the raiders are about to embark on. Then he gets to come back toward the end of the season, prove his worth and sign a healthy free agent contract, probably somewhere other than Oakland. Talk about a win, win situation for this dude.

  23. raider8er says: Aug 15, 2013 7:30 PM

    Our last season with him and he’s going to miss half of it. Swell.

  24. hannahsdaddy says: Aug 15, 2013 7:46 PM

    Didn’t Shefter say yesterday that he may not miss any time at all? What a great job! Guess on information and if/ when you’re wrong nobody calls you out.

    On another note, looks like the raiders will be getting Clowney next year.

  25. ern215 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:55 PM

    Raiders Fans. Tamba Hali has OWNED Your Asses since his Rookie year. Especially Valdheer, who had to Jump offsides to try and stop Tamba,. Better Keep an eye on the waiver wire for more QB’s. With barron playing, Flynn will be out for the count quick.

    ALSO ENJOY BEING THE WORST TEAM IN THE NFL THIS YEAR!!! I will Revel in your Suckassedness.
    ———————————————————-

    this is amusing considering the source, a Kansas city chiefs fan, the team that had the #1 pick in the draft, meaning the were the absolute worst, we have won 5 of our last 6 mettings with the chefs, so please tell me .who owned who?

  26. torturedraiderfan says: Aug 15, 2013 9:03 PM

    Ok, let’s look at the reality. Everyone is picking the Raiders to be at the bottom of the NFL this year. So we lose our best offensive lineman and have a bad season. Is that really earth shattering. Now let’s take it a step further. We draft Jadeveon Clowney and the Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers and everyone else has to figure out how to block him. I can live with that.

  27. open1337 says: Aug 16, 2013 12:02 AM

    Get well VMAN

  28. joetoronto says: Aug 16, 2013 5:01 AM

    You KNOW things are bad when you hang your hat on La Bamba Hali.

  29. kcflake says: Aug 16, 2013 9:20 AM

    Who wouldn’t want Clowney. he is a Stud. But, The Raiders will find a way to screw him up and make ghim a mediocre player, Like they do with everyone they get.

  30. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 16, 2013 11:06 AM

    Just because you injure your triceps doesn’t mean you can’t be squatting. Get back to work.

  31. dougydougdoug says: Aug 16, 2013 1:35 PM

    Choo…Choo…

    Seems apropos.

  32. dougydougdoug says: Aug 16, 2013 3:43 PM

    torturedraiderfan:

    Yeah, because Mario Williams and Ngum Suh have lead their crappy teams to the Super Bowl. That’s the problem with the Raiders and their fanatics. They always think that one standout player is the solution to their problems. Heck, even the best running back in the modern era, can’t help a horrible Vikings team do anything more than just make it to one NFC Championship game.

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