Raiders Blog and Q&A

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December 10, 2009
Gallery's season finished, Washington game blacked out

He missed most of training camp with appendicitis. A broken fibula in Week 2 cost him six games. And now, a strained lower back suffered at Pittsburgh on Sunday has ended left guard Robert Gallery's season.

"It looks like it will need a repair done," coach Tom Cable said Thursday, "so he'll be done."

And the type of, um, repair?

"That I don't know," Cable said. "I just know it's in the lower back. I don't know.
I'm not a doctor.

"He's a very good player and was playing good before he got hurt in Kansas City. He comes back and gets back into groove and all that. So it's disappointing for him and for our team. He's not had these types of things that have kept him out of games in the past. It's a tough pill to swallow but it's the game and it does it to a lot of people."

Gallery was injured on the third-quarter double-pass trick play called by Cable that lost 16 yards.


Sunday's game against Washington did not sell out by Thursday's deadline and will be blacked out...again. It is the sixth straight Raiders home game to be blacked out locally this season after selling out the opening Monday Night Football game against the Chargers.

For those of you keeping score at home, this is the 75th black out in 119 home games since the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995 from Los Angeles.

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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