Despite the surprise that Jimmy Garoppolo had suffered a concussion at some point in the Raiders’ Week three loss to the Steelers, the injury was clearly more significant than initially expected.
Not only did Garoppolo miss last week’s game in Los Angeles against the Chargers, but four days later, he’s still in the concussion protocol. Though Josh McDaniels sounds optimistic about his starting QB will be cleared soon.
“He’s still in (protocol), but he’ll be out there,” McDaniels said of Garoppolo’s attendance in practice Thursday. “He’ll be able to participate in the entire practice. It’s still in the final stages. But yes, he’ll be out there.”
This week’s practice schedule started a day later than usual because the Raiders play on Monday Night.
Garoppolo’s participation is not necessarily a sign he is ready to go. He was on the field for the final two practices last week and was ultimately ruled OUT against the Chargers, giving way to rookie Aidan O’Connell starting at QB in Los Angeles.