Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was taken to a local hospital following a back injury sustained during their 21-17 victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Garoppolo’s injury status initially indicated that he was unlikely to return as the second half commenced, and he was subsequently ruled out. Brian Hoyer assumed the quarterback position for the Raiders.
After a successful field goal drive, Garoppolo displayed frustration on the sideline and then conversed with trainers while seated on the bench. Eventually, he walked unassisted to the locker room, with a few seconds remaining on the game clock in the first half.
When Garoppolo left the game, the Raiders were ahead 13-3. His first-half performance consisted of completing 14 out of 22 passes for 162 yards, including a touchdown to Jakobi Meyers and one interception.
Garoppolo, who was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, guided the Raiders on three scoring drives in just under two quarters. In the second half, Hoyer took over, completing 6 of 10 passes for 102 yards.
During the offseason, Garoppolo was signed by the Raiders, reuniting with his former Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, who is now the head coach of the Las Vegas team.
In the four-plus games he played, Garoppolo completed 100 out of 147 passes, accumulating 1,079 yards, seven touchdowns, and eight interceptions. However, he had already missed one game due to a concussion. The Raiders are now awaiting further updates on his injury, hoping he won’t be sidelined for an extended period.
Here is a table summarizing key information:
|Oct 15, 2023
|During a 21-17 win over the New England Patriots
|Initially doubtful to return for the second half, but was quickly ruled out
|14-of-22 for 162 yards, one touchdown, one interception
|Garoppolo’s back injury occurred while playing against the team that drafted him, the Patriots
|100 completions out of 147 passes, 1,079 yards, seven touchdowns, eight interceptions
|Reunion with Coach
|Reunited with former Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, now the Las Vegas head coach
|Already missed one game due to a concussion