Posted by Andy Benoit
The Raiders second straight blowout win was not without collateral damage Sunday. A league source told Pro Football Talk that an MRI reveals that superstar cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha – who played at a genuine A+ level against Seattle – suffered a high ankle sprain in the win.
Asomugha could barely put any pressure on his ankle while leaving the field. High ankle sprains generally sideline a player 4-6 weeks, though Asomugha is seeking a second opinion. He’s virtually a guaranteed “out” for this Sunday against the Chiefs. After that, the Raiders have a bye.
The Raiders will turn to Chris Johnson, an underrated/overrated cover corner, depending on the week, and Stanford Routt while Asomugha is out. The trick will be filling the nickelback role. Fifth-round rookie Walter McFadden is next on the depth chart, though coaches may want to consider sliding safety Michael Huff over to the slot.
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