Friday, October 4, 2013
Wisniewski, McFadden doubtful to play
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski missed practice again Friday with a sprained right knee and is listed as doubtful for Sunday night’s game against San Diego.
Practice squad call-up Lamar Mady had been playing center in practice this week with Andre Gurode at left guard, but Gurode moved to center Friday and Mady was at left guard. If Wisniewski cannot play, Gurode will be at center and either Mady or Lucas Nix, who started the year at left guard but has been slowed by an ankle injury, will start at left guard.
Also, right tackle Tony Pashos was listed as questionable with a groin injury. The other Raiders tackles are Menelik Watson, who just completed his first week of practice after undergoing knee surgery in Week 1, and Matt McCants. Jack Cornell is on the practice squad.
“A lot of these decisions will be game-time decisions,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said.
The Raiders, though, thought Wisniewski would have been improved by Friday.
“He’s not where we need him to be, as of today,” Allen said. “Again, we’ll continue to monitor him, see how he’s doing, but hopefully he’ll come along and be OK”
The following is the Raiders’ status report Sunday’s game:
Out: SS Tyvon Branch (ankle)
Doubtful: RB Darren McFadden (right hamstring), Stefen Wisniewski (right knee)
Questionable: DT Stacy McGee (shoulder), LG Lucas Nix (ankle), RT Tony Pashos (groin), FB Marcel Reece (left knee), LT Menelik Watson (right knee)
Probable: DE Jason Hunter (quad), Terrelle Pryor (concussion), CB Tracy Porter (ribs), FS Charles Woodson (non-injury related)