Raiders, Broncos Thursday injury report: Raiders missing both starting defensive tackles

By Levi Damien

Thursday brought some uneasy news for the Raiders from an injury standpoint. They were already without starting nose tackle Johnathan Hankins with a hip injury. Then come Thursday, fellow starting defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson also missed practice with a back issue.

The Raiders have struggled to stop the run at times this season and Hankins and Jefferson are their top run stopping interior linemen, so their loss could prove significant should they not be able to play.

Otherwise, the injury report was promising for the Raiders. Though it was even more promising for the Broncos who saw RB Melvin Gordon and S Kareem Jackson both return to practice after missing practice on Wednesday. Leaving just CB Mike Ford as the only player who missed practice Thursday.

Worth noting for Raiders was that S Johnathan Abram was downgraded to limited participant in practice with shoulder and calf injuries and RB Josh Jacobs missed practice with an illness.


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