Gareon Conley’s rookie year has been a bit of a struggle due to injury, and after appearances in Weeks 2 and 3, he’s back out for the Oakland Raiders.
The former Ohio State star and first-round pick missed the preseason and Week 1, but managed to total seven tackles in games against the Jets and Washington.
Conley has been back out nursing his shin injury in the Raiders’ last two games against the Broncos and Ravens, both losses.
According to head coach Jack Del Rio, it doesn’t sound like he’s set to return in the immediate future. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“There’s a certain amount of pain that’s involved that keeps him from doing what he needs to do,” Del Rio said in a news conference. “And when that is under control and he’s able to go, then we look forward to having him, but until that is under control and he’s able to do the things he needs to do, then he’s going to remain sidelined. …
“I would hope that it would be resolved at some time in the near future, but I think this is an issue that we’re doing the best we can to manage.”
Conley was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, before a Thursday tilt with the undefeated rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, October 19.