The Las Vegas Raiders have been one of the biggest surprises of the 21-22 NFL season, and star tight end Darren Waller is a big part of that. Unfortunately, the Raiders could have to do without him for the next few weeks after he suffered a Grade 2 ankle/heel injury during practice October 22nd, according to our algorithm. We’ve calculated his Injury Risk (IRC) to be High, at 25%, while his Health Performance Factor (HPF) is Below Average, at 49%. Despite Darren Waller being one of the toughest tight ends in the league, our data predicts his Optimal Recovery Time would fall around 3 weeks, setting him up for a safe return in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He could play sooner but won’t be fully healthy.
Darnold was sent for further testing on his injured right shoulder, and scans revealed a scapula fracture. He is going to land on IR and