Raiders QB Campbell leaves with broken collarbone
Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his right
collarbone in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns on
Campbell landed hard on his shoulder after being hit at the end
of a scramble by Cleveland linebackers Chris Gocong and Scott
Fujita with about 4 minutes remaining in the half. Campbell stayed
down on the turf after the hit and was then helped to the locker
Tests determined that he broke his collarbone.
”I’m not going to let this football team blink,” coach Hue
Jackson said after a 24-17 victory. ”We’ll miss Jason for a little
while. I have no idea how long it will take. I don’t know. We’ll
see as we go. I know, obviously, he won’t be here next week or
anything like that. We’ll continue to press forward and get
Campbell was replaced by Kyle Boller, who went 8-for-14 for 100
yards in his first action of the season.
”I felt very comfortable,” Boller said. ”I probably was a
little bit quick in the beginning. Wish I could slow my feet down a
little bit, but that’s part of it. I felt like in the second half I
got more comfortable each play, and even in the last couple drives
it felt good.”
The only other quarterback on Oakland’s roster is rookie
Terrelle Pryor, who will be activated Monday. Pryor got a one-week
roster exemption after serving a five-game suspension to start his
Campbell has completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,170
yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions this season.
Campbell is in the final year of his contract.