Raiders SS Johnathan Abram will miss the rest of the season due to shoulder injury

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

For the third consecutive season, Johnathan Abram will finish the season on the injured reserve list for the Raiders. This time, it’s due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in the team’s Week 15 win over the Browns.

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Abram will undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow and will miss the rest of the season. The expectation is that he will be ready for the 2022 season, which will be the final year of his rookie contract.

Abram was having the best season of his career before the injury as he totaled 116 tackles for the Raiders. In fact, you can make a case that he was playing arguably the best game of his career against the Browns before he was forced to leave midway through that contest.

Injuries have been a problem for Abram as he’s played only 28 career games in three seasons for the Raiders. Twice, it’s been a shoulder injury that has knocked him out for the year.

The Raiders will likely replace him in the lineup with Dallin Leavitt, who has never started a game in the NFL. However, expect the Raiders to utilize a commit to replace their leading tackler in the secondary.

List

8 best NFL head coach candidates for the Las Vegas Raiders

Like this article?

Sign up for the Raiders Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning

An error has occured

Please re-enter your email address.

Thanks for signing up!

You'll now receive the top Raiders Wire stories each day directly in your inbox.