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September 14, 2012
Injury report: Condo questionable, making the trip

ALAMEDA -- Concussed long snapper Jon Condo returned to practice today and was set to travel with the team to Miami. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, and said he's working his way toward being medically cleared to play.

"They said it's like four tests and I've passed two of them so far," Condo said. "It's a process. I'm making the trip and that's really all I know."

Head coach Dennis Allen said that Nick Guess, signed to the practice squad this week, is also making the trip in case Condo isn't cleared. Allen said Condo's availability will likely be determined Saturday.

Condo said he watched film of the play on which he got hurt and saw that teammate Brandon Myers accidentally kneed him in the back of the head after a punt. He also saw his "face going into the dirt," and wasn't sure which impact caused the concussion.

He felt for Travis Goethel, the backup linebacker who was thrust into long snapping duty for the first time since high school and struggled mightily. Goethel rolled multiple snaps to punter Shane Lechler, and Lechler had an attempt blocked when he moved closer to the line of scrimmage following the first bounced snap.

"I mean, it's just something you don't want to see at all," Condo said. "It was tough. I have the utmost respect for Travis going in there in that situation. It happened. You can't go back and change. Just learn from it and go on to the next game."

* Jacoby Ford (foot) and Ron Bartell (shoulder) are the only Raiders players ruled out for the Miami game. Condo, offensive lineman Alex Parsons (shoulder), receiver Juron Criner (ankle), running back Taiwan Jones (ribs) and linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) are all listed on the team's injury report as questionable.

Tight end David Ausberry (shoulder), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), safety Mike Mitchell (ribs), receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring), tight end Brandon Myers (shoulder) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee) are listed as probable.

For the Dolphins, defensive end Tony McDaniel (knee) and running back Daniel Thomas (concussion) are out, receiver Anthony Armstrong (hamstring) is doubtful, and linebacker Jonathan Freeny (thumb) and defensive end Randy Starks (groin) are probable.

-- Matt Kawahara

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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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