On Wednesday, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was blunt when discussing the results of an MRI ordered for defensive end Justin Tuck after he suffered a chest injury against the Broncos last Sunday.
Del Rio said the results were “not good,” which seemed to confirm the team’s fear that Tuck suffered a torn pectoral muscle. It looks like we can add season-ending to not good as modifiers for Tuck’s injury.
Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that the Raiders will place Tuck on season-ending injured reserve as a result of the pectoral injury. It would mark the second time in Tuck’s 11-year career that he’s seen a season come to a premature end with a Lisfranc injury in 2006 accounting for the other extended absence from the lineup.
Tuck is in the final year of a two-year deal with Oakland so he may have played his final snap with the Raiders. He had 14 tackles and a sack this season and Mario Edwards is expected to take his place in the starting lineup when the team resumes play in Week Seven.