Jason Campbell Injury Video: Watch Raiders' QB Hurt Shoulder on Run
Jason Campbell got his arm trapped underneath him in an ugly injury that could have ramifications that stem far beyond this game.
RotoWorld Football even tweeted that Campbell had sustained a dislocated shoulder on the run. Such an injury would be costly for the Raiders, who are on the verge of going 4-2 in the very manageable AFC West.
Campbell is written off by many as a game manager with limited abilities, but he's already thrown for over 300 yards twice this season. He's able to take advantage of opportunities cheating defenses provide him with, as teams continue to load up the box against Darren McFadden.
This is a huge blow to the passing game. While Boller may be able to throw the ball 60 yards through the goal post from his knees, he's certainly not a better option in the vertical passing game.
He's a huge downgrade from Brad Gradkowski, who could manage the game in a manner similar to Campbell.
Suddenly, the winning Raiders don't have a viable quarterback to plug under center. there is no word yet as to how long Campbell is going to be out, but it looks like time lost is going to be significant.
Campbell isn't Tom Brady by any means, but he can excel in the offense the Raiders have installed. The Raiders have a fairly soft schedule coming up and a bye week in Week 8, but if Campbell's out, it's going to make even manageable games unnecessarily challenging for the Raiders.
This may seem like a minor setback, as the Raiders have a dominant run game and Campbell isn't elite, but if he's out for an extended amount of time it could be a turning point in their season.
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