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.