Report: Kenyan Drake out for season with broken ankle

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Raiders running back Kenyan Drake was carted off the field in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Washington and was ruled out with an ankle injury.

Now Drake is apparently done for the rest of the year.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Drake suffered a broken ankle on the play and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

Drake signed with the Raiders as a free agent in the spring. He started a couple of games for Las Vegas, recording 254 yards rushing and 30 catches for 291 yards. He had three total touchdowns.

Drake tweeted a video of his injury occurring, saying that the NFL “needs to look at this specific style of tackling.”

“They are throwing flags for taunting and protecting QBs from getting touched but this is my [second] straight season being injured by a guy pulling me back and using his body weight to roll up my legs,” Drake wrote. “If the emphasis is to protect the players this should be an illegal form of tackling like a horse collar. We lose players weekly to high ankle sprains and broken bones but the league would rather flag players for erroneous taunting penalties. Let’s get the priorities together.”

The Raiders will travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs next week.

7 responses to “Report: Kenyan Drake out for season with broken ankle

  1. The biggest joke was the flag on Abrams for 15 yds proving once again the NFL is out to get the Raiders. That penalty should be the story.
    All 12 Raiders games this year the opposing teams NEVER get more penalties than the Raiders.

  2. At the speed of this game injuries are going to happen. Funny when they do then suddenly it’s a problem. The game is violent by nature and sometimes things happen that just happen. It’s what you sign up for when you take the pay. EVERY player who has ever plays knows this. So this is a non story. Just a guy who is frustrated.

  3. I see his point, but I don’t know how they could really do anything about it. Maybe this is a case where runners need to learn how to go down in a safer way rather than further limiting how tacklers can tackle.

  4. Watched the video he posted and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. Looks like a regular every play tackle. Funny he should be talking to his own teammate about player safety after his teammate intently went at a blockers knee tearing his acl and mcl.

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