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UPDATE (Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.) -- The Raiders officially placed safety Tyvon Branch on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced in a press release.
Safety Brandian Ross was claimed off waivers from the Dolphins to fill his void.
[NEWS: Raiders claim Ross]
The Raiders will need to look elsewhere at the safety position after injuries have prematurely ended another NFL season for Tyvon Branch.
The team plans to place the seven-year veteran on season-ending injured reserve, multiple national outlets are reporting.
Branch will have surgery for a "Jones fracture" in his foot performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, according to an NFL.com report.
Branch, 27, and wide receiver Rod Streater, 26, each suffered a fractured foot in the Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots.
Streater is currently in England with the Raiders, but Branch headed home after the Patriots game.
[RELATED: Streater, Branch headed for surgery]
Branch missed 14 games last year with a fractured fibula.