It just gets worse for Raider Nation after Sunday's 17-9 loss to the 49ers. Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell disclosed after the game that he may have suffered a serious knee injury, and his status going forward is now in jeopardy.
Campbell will have an MRI Monday to determine the nature and extent of the knee injury.
"We'll get an MRI tomorrow, it was definitely hurting me real bad," Campbell told Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area after the game. "I was trying to tough it out. Like I said, we'll see what happens."
"In the second half, I remember getting hit, and it just kept getting worse," Campbell said.
Some Raiders fans might heave a sigh of relief at Jason Campbell being pulled from action. After all, Campbell was a pathetic 8-for-21 passing Sunday and earned a quarterback rating of only 10.7 for the afternoon.
As Jerry McDonald pointed out in the Oakland Tribune, that is statistically worse than any game JaMarcus Russell ever had. "The worst game ever by JaMarcus Russell in terms of quarterback rating was 17.4 in a half of play against Jacksonville as a rookie," McDonald writes.
But if Campbell is out, recall that Bruce Gradkowski is still day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Gradkowski may not be able to play this week, either.
That means the Raiders go into this Sunday playing the Broncos on the road with Kyle Boller at quarterback, and no other quarterbacks at all on the Raiders' roster.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who enjoys his nine-consecutive-hours-of football Sundays more when it is raining.