Raiders’ Ford scheduled to undergo foot surgery

Getty Images File PhotoNagging ailment: Jacoby Ford re-injured his foot

Getty Images File PhotoNagging ailment: Jacoby Ford re-injured his foot

Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was scheduled to have surgery on his left foot Tuesday in North Carolina and will miss a number of games, head coach Dennis Allen said during his weekly news conference on Tuesday.

It’s uncertain whether Ford is out for the season.

“Basically, it’s the same injury he had last year. He re-injured it this season. … After visiting with the foot specialist in Carolina, everybody thought that given a little bit of time that he could come back from it,” Allen said.

Ford injured his foot in the Raiders’ second preseason game 
Aug. 17.

He missed eight games last season dealing with the same foot problem. He had 19 catches for 279 yards in his eight games last season, and he has returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his two pro seasons.

“After giving it some time and re-evaluating, the medical people felt like this was probably the best thing for him.,” Allen said. “It didn’t respond like everybody was kinda hoping it would … he will be out a significant amount of time.”

Reece earns extension: Fullback Marcel Reece agreed to a contract extension with the Raiders. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reece finally received the multi-year deal he has been seeking. He waited until the final organized team activity of the offseason program before signing his one-year, $540,000 exclusive rights free agent tender in June.
 
Run defense: The Raiders limited the Chargers to just 32 yards rushing Monday, but could be tested this weekend against the Dolphins. In 2011, Miami ran for 209 yards en route to a 34-14 beatdown of the Raiders and in 2010 the Dolphins tallied 186 yards on the ground as part of a 33-17 win.

NFLOaklandOakland Raiders & NFLRaidersSan Diego Chargers

Just Posted

San Francisco health experts recommend that pregnant women should receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a booster shot. (Unai Huizi/Shutterstock)
What pregnant women need to know about COVID and booster shots

Questions regarding COVID-19 booster shots for pregnant people have been pouring in… Continue reading

Examiner reporter Ben Schneider drives an Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle along Beach Street in Fisherman’s Wharf on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Could San Francisco’s tiny tourist cruisers become the cars of the future?

‘Fun Utility Vehicles’ have arrived in The City

Badly needed rain cooled off pedestrians on Market Street in The City on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Storm door opens in San Francisco — what will the rains bring?

‘Come Monday, fire season in Northern California should be done’

The so-called “twindemic” that public health officials in California and elsewhere warned about last year — the combined threat of influenza and COVID-19 — was largely eased by the wide use of face masks, physical distancing and reduced travel, experts say. But their concerns are back this year. (Shutterstock)
COVID and the flu: Is a ‘twindemic’ threat lurking again?

‘Because of so little disease last year, population immunity is likely lower’

49ers' quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to return to the field this weekend to lead San Francisco against the Colts. (Photo courtesy of 49ers)
NFL Week 7 picks: Niners face crucial matchup against the Colts

San Francisco could join Seattle on the brink of irrelevancy in the NFC West with another loss

Most Read