Wednesday, October 6, 2010
John Henderson out with stress fracture
By Bill Williamson
Oakland coach Tom Cable said defensive tackle John Henderson will miss 3-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his foot. Cable said the injury could linger because of Henderson’s massive size. He is 6-foot-7, 335 pounds.
Henderson was signed this offseason to help Oakland’s run defense. It is ranked No. 31 in the NFL against the run after four games. It was 29th last season.
Oakland running back Darren McFadden didn’t practice because of a hamstring injury. McFadden is tied for third place in the NFL with 392 rushing yards. The Oakland Tribune doesn’t expect McFadden to be able to face the Chargers.
Because of injuries at linebacker, Trevor Scott is expected to move back from defensive end and start at linebacker, Matt Shaugnessy will take Scott’s place at defensive end.
- In San Diego, the strapped Chargers’ linebacking crew saw Brandon Siler (foot) not practice and Shawne Merriman (calf) was limited. The Chargers will need these two players against Oakland.
- In Kansas City, defensive end Tyson Jackson was limited with a knee injury. He has been out for three weeks.
- In Denver, running back Knowshon Moreno was limited and they hope he can return Sunday at Baltimore after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Denver needs its starter back. It is averaging 2.2 yards per carry.