Originally published on SBReport.net on Aug. 14, 2013
The Oakland Raiders were dealt a devastating blow as it was learned that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will be put on the injured reserve after learning he has torn his tricep.
Veldheer missed practice on Tuesday to receive his second MRI of training camp and the MRI reportedly showed a tear in the big man's tricep.
The fourth-year left tackle is undoubtedly the team's best offensive lineman and was believed to step his game up to a Pro Bowl level this season.
Veldheer is expected to be placed on the Injured Reserve but be designated with the possibility to return. This means that he would be allowed to practice after week six, but could not return to games until week nine. In all likelihood, this injury could very well be a season-ending injury for Veldheer.
With Veldheer out yesterday, it was Alex Barron working the starting left tackle position.
Barron is a former first round draft pick in 2005 but has not started a regular season game since 2010 when he was with the Dallas Cowboys.
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