The injury occurred during the first quarter of the game. Tyvon Branch was rushing the Jaguars’ quarterback Chad Henne on a third-and-seven play when the fracture occurred.
Tyvon Branch was one of the only defenders with experience that the Oakland Raiders kept from last season and has proven to be very vital.
Now, things look to be different for the Raiders since the secondary was doing really well.
After the injury, Branch was subbed by Brandian Ross and Usama Young, who happened to do very well for the rest of the game on Sunday against Jacksonville.
Coach Dennis Allen has not revealed how long Tyvon Branch will be out for, but he did specify that it will be quite a while.
The Oakland Raiders face one of the best quarterbacks on Monday, Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos, so Branch’s injury was a bit of a blow in preparing for the game against Denver.
The passing defense has been one of the strongest units for the Oakland Raiders, and this incident could prove to be devastating.
The Oakland Raiders have another safety, Shelton Johnson, on the practice squad to replace Tyvon Branch besides Ross and Young.