Report: Former Buckeye, current Raiders DB could miss significant time due to injury
Former Ohio State cornerback and first-round selection Damon Arnette could miss significant time with a thumb injury, according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Arnette, who now plays for the Las Vegas Raiders, sustained a thumb injury during Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. He finished the game with two tackles, but it appears that may be the last time the former Buckeye hits the field for several weeks.
Per Rapoport, Arnette could miss over a month due to the injury. The Raiders have placed the rookie on the Injured Reserve List and the CB will find out more information soon.
Bad news for the #Raiders defense: 1st-round CB Damon Arnette is visiting a thumb specialist today after falling awkwardly on it Sunday, sources say. The thumb re-injury could sideline him for a month & a half & put him on Injured Reserve. He’ll find out soon if it’s worst-case.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2020
Arnette was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, going No. 19 overall to the Raiders. He’s been on the field for Las Vegas in all three contests thus far, totaling 14 tackles, which includes 11 solo stops. He also is credited with one pass defended.
Las Vegas fell to 2-1 on the season after suffering a 36-20 loss to New England. The Raiders are back in action on Sunday, taking on Buffalo.