Jared Veldheer tears triceps

Updated: August 14, 2013, 7:14 PM ET
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NAPA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders starting left tackle Jared Veldheer has only a partially torn left triceps, and doctors believe he will be available for much of the season, a source familiar with the injury told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Wednesday.

The Raiders had feared Veldheer would need surgery. That may not be necessary, the source said, but that decision will come after Veldheer gets a second opinion, which is expected to come within the next 24 hours, the source said.

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