As expected, Robert Gallery's broken fibula in his left leg required surgery and the left guard underwent the procedure Monday morning, coach Tom Cable said in his weekly media conference. Gallery, who injured himself late in the Raiders' 13-10 win at Kansas City and came out of the game at the 2-minute warning, is expected to miss four to six weeks and the injury was described as being similar to what fellow lineman Khalif Barnes suffered in the first week of training camp.
When Gallery left the game, starting center Chris Morris slid over to left guard and Samson Satele came in at center. Cable said there was a "good chance" of sticking to that lineup.
"But I want to sit down and really think that through this evening and tomorrow and make a good call, because I don't think it's something where in that situation that's who you have dress so you have to put that in there and go that way," Cable said. "We've got to look at it like the plan to fix the next month where we can be productive that way. That may be the right way to do it. I just want to make sure as I look at the big picture."
Other possibilities at guard would include Barnes, Erik Pears and Paul McQuistan.
"You've got a number of options there," Cable said. "I think it's really important that we (not) hurry into something, or assume that (since) we did it that way, let's just do it again. That (Morris/Satele) looks like the best move, but I want to make sure because this has to be more than just a week or two issue."