COVERING ALL THINGS SILVER AND BLACK

Raiders' QB Could Miss Opener

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    OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 28: Jason Campbell #8 of the Oakland Raiders is sacked by Travis LaBoy #54 of the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL preseason game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 28, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jason Campbell;Travis LaBoy

    Raider Nation is having a seriously bad case of the Mondays following this weekend's 28-24 preseason loss to the 49ers. There's a whole bunch of injury news to report, starting with a big one -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell might miss the beginning of the regular season.

    You wondered how bad it was Saturday night, when Campbell lay flat on the Oakland Coliseum turf for several minutes while both Tom Cable and 49ers coach Mike Singletary stood over him concerned. But you didn't realize at the time that Cambpell had already suffered an even worse injury to his wrist a few plays before.

    Raiders coach Tom Cable told the Oakland Tribune that the wrist injury is the worse of Campbell's problems. X-Rays showed the wrist is not broken, but Campbell is being held out of practice this week.

    He'll miss Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. And he might still be out ten days later when the Raiders open the season in Tennessee against the Titans.

    Brace yourself, Nation, there's more where that came from.

    Michael Bush broke his left thumb and needs surgery, Sports Illustrated reports. Cable expects Bush to recover in time for the season opener.

    But you can pretty much scratch Chaz Schilens from the Week 1 game. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Schilens will be out 3-6 weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery.

    There is one glimmer of hope in all this dismal injury news. Steve Corkran reports in the Oakland Tribune that Jason Campbell was throwing passes as long as 30 yards Monday morning, banged-up wrist and all.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who suddenly regrets using his first three fantasy picks on Jason Campbell, Michael Bush, and Chaz Schilens.