Raiders injury report: Darren Waller not practicing Wednesday, Foster Moreau comeback

Star tight end Darren Waller not practicing Wednesday meanwhile he’s backup, Foster Moreau, has returned to the practice field.

Raiders injury report: Darren Waller not practicing Wednesday, Foster Moreau comeback

Darren Waller
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UPDATE: Waller admitted to NFL Media that he might struggle to play this week.

In order to get ready for their Sunday home game against the Houston Texans, the Las Vegas Raiders, who are in desperate need of a winning, started the practice week without star tight end Darren Waller.

However, lucky for the Raiders is Foster Moreau, Waller’s back-up, did, however, return to the practice field on Wednesday, according various sources.

Josh McDaniels, the coach for Las Vegas, said say he hopes Waller will play on Sunday but he wasn’t making any predictions.

Nine days ago, the Raiders lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 after Waller sustained a hamstring injury early in the game. Moreau’s knee injury forced him to miss two games. Of course, the Raiders just got back after a week of rest.

The week will be watched to see how he is doing. If Waller is unable to play this week, Moreau would start in his place, barring a setback.

Meanwhile, the Raiders received some positive injury news on Wednesday when they allowed starting cornerback Anthony Averett (thumb) and receiver/special teams player DJ Turner to participate in practice (ankle).

Both players could be activated in time for Sunday’s game despite having been on the injured reserve and being eligible to return. Given that Nate Hobs will be placed on injured reserve this week due to a thumb injury, the Raiders really need Averett. He must miss a minimum of four games.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Moreau was restricted along with linebacker Jayon Brown (who missed the Chiefs game) and starting receiver Mack Hollins.