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“Significant” injury for Tyvon Branch

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The Raiders’ good feeling about beating the Jaguars came with a big downside, as safety Tyvon Branch suffered what coach Dennis Allen called a “significant” ankle injury during the game.

“We’ll know more tomorrow,” Allen said last night, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com.

Branch left the game in the first quarter, and had to be helped off the field.

“I talked to him at the half, and it’s tough because Tyvon is a great player,” backup safety Usama Young said. “You never want to see one of your own go down. He’s been playing at a high level for a while. We’ll talk to him tonight. Hopefully it’s not too, too bad.”

Losing the former franchise-tagged safety will force the Raiders to use Young or Brandian Ross there next to Charles Woodson.

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  1. kcsam76 says: Sep 16, 2013 11:27 AM

    Other than one blown coverage by Young inside the 10, he did a solid job in filling in for Branch. He’s strong against the run and his coverage skills are alright. Much more comfortable rolling with Young than former Raider Mike Mitchell!

    Sure, the loss of Branch is big, but luckily it’s one of the few positions the Raiders actually have depth at. Next man up.

    Go Raiders!

  2. r8rsfan says: Sep 16, 2013 11:34 AM

    When you replace 9 starters on D, losing one of the 2 carry-overs has a little extra sting to it. And like the other guy said – not having to rely on Mike Mitchell and his ridiculous fanny pack is a bonus.

  3. raiderufan says: Sep 16, 2013 11:46 AM

    Young and Ross have done admirable jobs so far. I don’t want them being the full time guys unless needed but I don’t have true worries just yet.

    Hopefully he’s able to get healthy come back and get some solid time this season. Just get healthy!

  4. radrntn says: Sep 16, 2013 11:49 AM

    Branch’s speed allows for c-wood to play center field, and roam….we need him healthy

  5. honkeyt says: Sep 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    This hurts but as a total unit the D has been pretty solid. 9 sacks in two weeks and held the Jags to 34 yards on the ground. Branch is a big part of that but the Raiders are playing solid “team” defense. Denver at Mile High will be a different animal though. Get well soon, Tyvon.

  6. joetoronto says: Sep 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    It looked serious, I immediately figured he was done for the season, l hope not.

  7. 1nationraidernation says: Sep 16, 2013 2:26 PM

    I think the other injury to LG Lucas Nix is also important. It would have been nice to see what a healthy O-Line with Velhdeer, Nix, Wiz, Bergstrom, and Barnes would have accomplished

    Stay healthy raiders!

  8. nativeraider says: Sep 16, 2013 7:44 PM

    I hope Branch will be back soon. That said Young is good enough. it seems like our 2ndary actually has depth, feels weird.

  9. flybono24 says: Sep 16, 2013 8:28 PM

    Looked like a dirty play to me. The O-lineman wasn’t fast enough to block him to he grabbed him and then rolled over on his leg.

  10. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 17, 2013 11:16 AM

    Next week is THE test for the Raiders. So far, you really can not take their inflated defensive numbers all that seriously. The Colts are known to have one of the worst O-lines in the game (I believe that Luck was sacked the most last season, or close to it) and as we all know, there is nothing to be said about holding the Jags back. They are worse than a bad joke right now.

    But the Denver game is going to be epic. Denver is obviously a better team, from top to bottom. But only a fool would discount the value of a divisional game. I’ll be watching, for sure.

  11. sicklnick121 says: Sep 17, 2013 12:44 PM

    Cant wait till we see Brock Osweiler, Manning cant last with all the hits we put on QBs, Bring the pain!!

    And yes I can say this seriously cause Denvers O-Line is no better then Indy, and Luck atleast can move, Disguise our DB’s gonna be a long night for Manning..

    LoL

  12. yourmomsnewfriend says: Sep 17, 2013 4:06 PM

    sicklnick121 says: Sep 17, 2013 12:44 PM

    Cant wait till we see Brock Osweiler, Manning cant last with all the hits we put on QBs, Bring the pain!!

    And yes I can say this seriously cause Denvers O-Line is no better then Indy, and Luck atleast can move, Disguise our DB’s gonna be a long night for Manning..

    LoL

    – – – –

    You’re blurting out utter-nonsense. Denver’s O-line is very good. It was excellent last year, and arguably better this year. Even when playing marginal teams, an immobile QB like Manning isn’t going to throw for the filthy number of TD’s like he has with a poor O-line.

    That’s why the game is going to be really compelling. The Raiders aren’t going to be able to inflict the kind of damage that they have on D, in the past few weeks. So it’s really going to come down to what Pryor and the offense can do against an excellent Denver D.

  13. sicklnick121 says: Sep 17, 2013 8:08 PM

    You’re blurting out utter-nonsense. Denver’s O-line is very good. It was excellent last year, and arguably better this year. Even when playing marginal teams, an immobile QB like Manning isn’t going to throw for the filthy number of TD’s like he has with a poor O-line.

    That’s why the game is going to be really compelling. The Raiders aren’t going to be able to inflict the kind of damage that they have on D, in the past few weeks. So it’s really going to come down to what Pryor and the offense can do against an excellent Denver D.

    ——————————

    I figured you could do your own research sorry let me point it out to you,

    The Giants are 20th in defense and the Ravens are tied with Denvers stout defense at 21…. The RRRRRRaiiders! are Ranked 5,,,, WHa Wha bLurt! Blurt!

    BYE BYE

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