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

AP

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.

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

  1. 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. 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.

  3. “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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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…..

  9. 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?

  10. 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.”

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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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