Raiders safety and team captain Charles Woodson needed some help putting on his shirt after Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. That wasn’t a good sign after taking a shot to the shoulder late in the fourth quarter.
Woodson couldn't lift his arms up high. There was a good reason why.
Woodson's agent Carl Poston told ESPN Monday evening that his client suffered a dislocated shoulder. There is no timetable for his recovery.
The injury leaving the Raiders woefully thin at safety. Starting free safety Nate Allen is dealing with a right knee injury that could keep him out the entire season.
Former NFL team physical Dr. David Chao wrote on Twitter that a shoulder harness could help an athlete play with a dislocated shoulder, but that it restrictions motion and that would prove difficult for a defensive back.
The Raiders will start preparing for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, with the their real practice on Wednesday.