Oakland Raiders' Justin Tuck placed on season-ending injured reserve

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Oakland Raiders have placed Justin Tuck on the season-ending injured reserve as a result of a pectoral injury he picked up in last week's game against the Denver Broncos.

Tuck picked up the injury while trying to tackle C.J. Anderson last week in the 16-10 loss to their divisional rivals.

The defensive end had an MRI scan and the head coach of the Raiders Jack Del Rio said the results were not good, according to Pro Football Talk, which has lead to the decision made by the franchise today.


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Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area has reported that as a result of the pectoral injury the AFC West team will place Tuck on season-ending injured reserve. He will have surgery in the next couple of days and start his road to recovery.

This is the second time which the 32-year-old will be on the list, as during his time with the New York Giants in 2006, he was placed on the season-ending injured reserve due to a Lisfranc (foot) injury.

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Tuck may have played his final game for the Raiders last week against the Broncos, as he is in the final year of his contract with the franchise. He will most likely become a free agent at the end of the season.

Over the five games he played this season he managed 14 tackles and one sack. Mario Edwards Jr. will take his place in the lineup in his absence.

The Raiders first game without Tuck will come after their bye week when they play against the San Diego Chargers on October 25.

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