Sources: Raiders’ Johnathan Abram Fined for Hit That Injured Shoulder

[CSNBY] NFL rumors: Johnathan Abram fined for hit causing season-ending injury
Alex Didion

Even though the Raiders got a win Monday night, it hardly was a banner week for rookie safety Johnathan Abram.

After being placed on injured reserve following a shoulder injury suffered in his first NFL game, Abram found out Friday that the league would fine him $28,075 for the hit that caused the rotator cuff tear that ended the first-round draft pick's season, sources confirm to NBC Sports California's Scott Bair.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media first reported the news Saturday morning, citing a source.

Abram now plans to appeal the punishment, Bair reported, citing that he led with his shoulder -- as that's how he ended up having surgery Friday.

Abram's hit did not result in a flag, but it was on the same play that caused cornerback Gareon Conley to be carried out on a stretcher with a neck injury. 

[RELATED: Raiders' Curtis Riley ready to step up in Johnathan Abram's absence]

So even though Abram now is 1-0 in his NFL career, it appears that it was quite a pyrrhic victory for the 22-year-old.

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