It appears that one of the Las Vegas Raiders’ most important offensive tools won’t be available on Sunday. Due to a hamstring injury, tight end Darren Waller has been ruled out of Sunday’s Week 7 game against the Houston Texans, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. According to the team injury report, Waller did not participate in any practises this week.
Hunter Renfrow, a wide receiver who has a hip ailment mentioned on the injury report and who participated in a limited practise on Friday and has been given the official status of “questionable” heading into Sunday, expects to be able to suit up and play, according to Gutierrez. The Raiders’ offence, which is led by Derek Carr, is not in the best of situations, but things could be worse.
This hamstring ailment, which dates back to training camp, has already prevented Waller from playing in the second half of a game this season, as was mentioned in an article on him that was published on Wednesday. It is reasonable to wonder at this point in the season how much of a problem this will continue to be for a team that is trying to stay in the hunt. With a 1-4 record after the bye week, the Raiders’ remaining games will be life or death for them.
A Pro Bowl-caliber player like Darren Waller on the field increases the team’s prospects of making a dramatic turn around, but if this pattern continues, we might be looking at a lost season by Week 8 or Week 9. Thankfully, with a record of 1-3-1 right now, the Texans are also a bit of a mess. If the Raiders are able to step up to the plate without Waller, only time will tell.
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