Raiders’ Gerald McCoy out for rest of 2021 with second season-ending injury in two years, per report

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Two days after being whisked off the field against Crows and every other day Raiders Coach John Gruden indicated that he suffered a “long-term” knee injury, a veteran of the defense. Gerald McCoy is sent to the injured reserve due to his second injury at the end of the season in the same number of years. This is according to ESPN and NFL Networkwho said Wednesday that the 33-year-old linesman will be replaced on the 53-man roster by a former Chargers substitute. Damion square, signed with the Los Angeles training team this week.

A six-time pro bowler, McCoy signed with the Raiders in early August and is expected to play an important role on the Las Vegas line this year. First Pirates star entered week 1 listed as co-founder with a protective grip next to Solomon Thomas and Quinton Jefferson… However, he played just nine flicks against Baltimore before leaving early.

McCoy previously missed all of 2020 with a quadriceps rupture at training camp with Cowboys… Prior to this, the former peak of the first round played the entire season for Panthers and spent nine more in Tampa Bay, where he began his career. From 2010 to 2019, he missed over three games just once, in 2011.

In McCoy’s absence, the Raiders are expected to lean on the plaza as a back-up behind Thomas and Jefferson along with the veteran of the interior. Jonathan Hankins

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