When the Oakland Raiders begin training camp practices on Thursday, they’ll be doing so without starting left guard Robert Gallery.
The Oakland Tribune is citing a team source in reporting that Gallery “recently underwent an emergency appendectomy and will miss at least the first two weeks of training camp.”
When Gallery does return, it his duty will be limited until it is determined the wound has healed to the point where a hernia is not a concern. He awoke one night last week with a 104 degree temperature and a pain in his side, with the procedure performed shortly after arriving at Valley Care Medical Center Hospital in Pleasanton.
Gallery started all 16 games last season as the Raiders finished 10th in the league in rushing at 124.2 yards per game. Options already on the roster to replace Gallery appear to be veterans Marcus Johnson, Paul McQuistan and Chris Morris or second-year pro Jonathan Compas.