Jihad Ward reportedly underwent minor foot surgery

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The mystery apparently is solved: Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward underwent minor surgery on his left foot, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Ward recently posted a photo on Snapchat of him on a scooter with his lower left leg in a cast.

Per Rapoport, Ward should return to practice by mid-August on a “cautious timetable.”

Ward had surgery on the same foot in 2015 while still at Illinois. That surgery was to repair a stress reaction.

Ward, a second-round pick in 2016, played in all 16 games last season with 13 starts. He made 30 tackles and recovered a fumble.

3 responses to “Jihad Ward reportedly underwent minor foot surgery

  1. Ward gets handled like a cheap suit at the line. Zero impact.

    Denico Autry is better, and that’s not saying much.

    Given our current roster, if Mario Edwards Jr. can’t play again this season, Autry should be starting at LDE. We have GOT to free up Mack on the right side. Edwards would do that regularly if 100% healthy – He was a pretty disruptive guy before his neck injury. Autry would do it every now and then.

    Ward would get pancaked and/or stoned at the line most of the time. He’s not even worthy of a spot on the 53-man. They kept giving him the benefit of the doubt last season, and he kept letting us down. Big part of the reason our D was 26th last season (and the fact that we had nobody at MLB) while Carr had our O ranked 6th.

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