Raiders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a season-ending injury on Monday night (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). This was the expected news after the veteran was carted off the field on Monday night.
The Raiders haven’t formally announced McCoy’s injury, but they did say it was a knee injury during the Monday Night Football telecast. It’s yet another season cut short for the former multiple-time Pro Bowler. Last year, a torn quad prevented him from taking the field for the Cowboys.
Before all of that that, McCoy earned six Pro Bowl nods with the Buccaneers and performed as one of the NFL’s best defensive lineman in the 2010s. He spent 2019 with the Panthers, appeared in all 16 games, and registered five sacks, giving him 59.5 for his career.
McCoy was set to serve as a rotational defensive tackle behind Johnathan Hankins. To keep the run defense in tact, the team will call on Solomon Thomas, Darius Philon, and new addition Damion Square.
12 comments on “Raiders’ Gerald McCoy Done For Year”
Unfortunate. It looks like he might be done and should start thinking about what comes next.
He’s only 33
That’s old for a DT.
Yes and there are some big fellas that rumble on past 33 but coming off 2 consecutive season ending injuries at this age is definitely not making things look hopeful for a bounce back. Especially not back to McCoy’s pro bowl caliber play
Very few…Petko is 35. McClendon & Al Woods are 34. All 3 have been backups a good portion of their careers if I’m remembering correctly.
Pretty sure McCoy is already the 4th oldest in the league.
It just cost him his season last year with the Cowboys before it even started.
I agree. The types of injuries McCoy suffered are a big reason why, too. A torn pec and a blown knee at 32 and 33? That’s pretty hard to rehab back, even at a younger age.
Akeem Hicks would be a great Raider
We have some depth up front so for now we’re ok but if someone else goes down early we’ll have to start thinking about outside additions
Square had a great play Monday night keeping Jackson in the pocket for a critical sack. Crosby and Nassib both played well on the edges, so if the middle can keep contain, the Raiders’ line looks much better for this year. They will still likely need to draft someone in the middle to be a longer term solution, but in their first game, they looked better than expected.
Damn, sounds like retirement is next for this guy unfortunately