Report: Henry Ruggs not expected to play in Week 4 vs. Bills
Las Vegas Raiders wideout Henry Ruggs was ruled out of their Week 3 game against the New England Patriots which resulted in a 36-20 loss. He will most likely miss their upcoming game against Buffalo Bills due to a nagging hamstring injury.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport disclosed the rookie’s injury situation on Twitter:
Meanwhile, #Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III is considered a long-shot to play Sunday while still dealing with a hamstring injury, source said. The 1st-round pick shouldn’t have an extended absence, but especially with speed guys, you’d like to get as close to 100% as possible. https://t.co/8wFJ58fIAb
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2020
The Raiders’ offense looked great with him causing damage to opposing defenses in their first two games of the season. The team escaped Carolina with a tight 34-30 win over the Panthers followed by a 34-24 upset over the New Orleans Saints.
Things took a turn as his presence on the offensive side of the field was greatly missed by the Raiders. The Men in Black were limited in their offensive options as they only scored a meager 20 point-output in last Sunday’s game.
Pass-catcher Hunter Renfrow led the offense with his 84 receiving yards on 6 receptions and a scored touchdown while sophomore running back Josh Jacobs steered the ground attack with his 71 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Another rookie wideout in Bryan Edwards will also be out in their upcoming game against the Bills as he continues to nurse his ankle sprain injury. Fourth-year receiver Zay Jones and third-year wideout Rico Gafford could see some action on the gridiron in lieu of their absences.
The Raiders would opt to take Ruggs’ return slowly and heed with precaution in order to not aggravate his injury. With a limited scoring attack, the Raiders will have to bring their A-game if they want to steal a win against the undefeated Buffalo Bills in Week 4.