Gallery could be out, Bush could be in


Oakland Raiders guard Robert Gallery could potentially miss Sunday’s game against visiting St. Louis with a hamstring injury he suffered in the loss at Tennessee.

Oakland coach Tom Cable told reporters that Gallery’s situation will be resolved in the next two or three days. Oakland should prepare to play without its top offensive lineman. Playing without Gallery would not bode well for a unit that struggled badly and didn’t give new quarterback Jason Campbell much of a chance to throw to his receivers in the 25-point loss to the Titans.

However, Oakland may have some good news. Running back Michael Bush practiced fully Wednesday. If Bush doesn’t have any setbacks, he has a chance to play Sunday. He broke his thumb Aug. 28 and didn’t play at Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Oakland cut returner Yamon Figurs, and Johnnie Lee Higgins and rookie Jacoby Ford will be the return men. Figurs fumbled the opening kickoff at Tennessee, but Oakland did recover it.

  • Kansas City defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, who played well against the Chargers on Monday, didn’t practice with a knee injury. He could miss a game or two.

  • Denver offensive lineman Ryan Harris (ankle) and Chris Kuper (knee/ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday. Harris didn’t play in the season opener.

  • The Chargers may face several blackouts, including the home season opener against Jacksonville. The Chargers have dealt with several close calls, but have managed to sell-out 48 straight games.