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UPDATE (Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.) -- The Raiders are placing Tyvon Branch on injured reserve, according to multiple national reports.
Without the designation to return, the transaction will end Branch's season.
[RELATED: Report: Branch's season over]
BAGSHOT, England – Raiders receiver Rod Streater and strong safety Tyvon Branch suffered similar injuries against the New England Patriots. Both players suffered a fractured foot. Both players will need surgery to repair it.
Head coach Dennis Allen made that announcement after Wednesday’s practice at Pennyhill Park, a facility just outside London.
“There’s no timeline for either one of those guys," Allen said. "Both of them are going to need surgery. We’ll just monitor their situations individually and see what the recovery time is.”
Streater is in England with the Raiders, but Branch headed home after the Patriots game.
While recovery timetables are uncertain, we can use cornerback D.J. Hayden as a standard. He had surgery to repair a fractured foot this offseason, and was out nine weeks before being placed on the physically unable to perform list.
That's a blow to both players, especially Branch. The veteran missed 14 games last year with a fractured fibula, and bowed to injury just three games into this season.
The Raiders could keep both players on the active roster, but that’s unlikely given the need for fresh bodies on the 53-man roster. The Raiders could place one or both on injured reserve. They could also designate one to return, which would allow that player to return after eight weeks out.
The Raiders expect Andre Holmes and Vincent Brown to pick up Streater’s slack and for Usama Young and possibly Jonathan Dowling to step in for Branch.