Darren Waller’s official status for Week 13 Raiders vs. Washington, revealed
Darren Waller has officially been ruled ‘out’ for the Raiders Week 13 matchup, per the Raiders latest injury report update. The tight end has been dealing with a knee sprain that he sustained in last week’s Thanksgiving game. After the overtime loss to the Cowboys, Waller was diagnosed with an IT band strain. He is also dealing with a back injury.
Waller has not practiced all week in preparation for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Football Team. He was described as “week-to-week” by Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia early in the week. By Friday, Waller missed the entire week of practice due to his injuries, downgrading him to ‘doubtful.’ As expected with the course of the week, Waller is officially missing the Raiders twelfth game of the season.
This will be the tight end’s second missed game of the season. He was unable to play in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles due to an ankle injury.
This season, Waller has been the number one target for Derek Carr’s passing game. The Raiders quarterback has targeted Waller 84 times. Of these, he has 53 receptions, 643 yards, and two touchdowns. Before leaving in the first half of Week 12, Waller picked up two receptions for a total of 33 yards.
Waller’s absence might not be the only hole in the Raiders offense on Sunday. Both wide receiver DeSean Jackson and running back Josh Jacobs were limited in practice on Friday and are questionable for game day. Jackson is dealing with a calf injury while Jacobs is recovering from a recent ankle injury.