• By Kevin Patra

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    Oct. 19, 2018 at 03:21 p.m.

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The Oakland Raiders acquired some detrimental bye-week news. Jon Gruden’s crew will likely be with out it is most efficient offensive player when it returns from the week off.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that operating lend a hand Marshawn Lynch is out now not much less than a month on fable of a groin wound, per sources informed of the topic.

Gruden expressed instruct about Lynch’s groin wound following the crew’s Week 6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London. The coach illustrious earlier this week the wound is in total a lengthy-time frame arena. There is a solid possibility Lynch would possibly presumably maybe maybe very successfully be positioned on injured reserve at some level, Rapoport reported.

Missing Beast Mode for a month is a enormous blow to the Raiders’ already flagging offense. Lynch used to be basically the most efficient — and most steadily most efficient certain — player to an in any other case stagnant unit.

Thru six video games, Lynch used to be averaging 4.2 yards per strive for 376 rushing yards on ninety carries with three touchdowns. The hulking lend a hand additionally added 15 receptions for eighty four yards.

With Beast Mode out of price for at the least a month, the Raiders will turn to Doug Martin to possess Lynch’s role with pass-catching lend a hand Jalen Richard likely seeing elevated snaps.

The Raiders were one of basically the most disappointing groups thru basically the predominant month and a half of the season. Lynch’s wound thrusts even more weight onto Derek Carr’s struggling shoulders.

The darkness would possibly presumably maybe maybe grow deeper within the Black Hole sooner than light shines all over again on Gruden’s tenure.


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