Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting via a league source that Raiders shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha has been told he has a high ankle sprain and is seeking a second opinion.
While this is bad news for the Raiders it would be good news for the Chiefs if Asomugha’s injury keeps him on the sideline for Sunday’s AFC West showdown. Asomugha is one of the best defensive backs in the league and his loss would be a huge blow to the Raiders defense.
High ankle sprains are more tricky than a regular sprained ankle and coming back too early could potentially do more harm than good. The Raiders have a lot invested in Asomugha so they will have to handle this situation carefully.
Whether he plays or not, the Raiders are still playing good football and are not going to be taken lightly by the Chiefs.
We’ll keep an eye on the Raiders injury report and we’ll let you know if we get any more info.
What do you think Addicts? How much would Asomugha’s absence help the Chiefs?