Darren Waller ‘Doing Everything He Can’ To Return, Josh McDaniels Says

Aug 25, 2022, 9:15 AM

Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a game against the Los Angeles...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 09: Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium on January 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 35-32 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller has missed a majority of training camp because of a hamstring injury.

While he made a brief return last week, he’s been sitting out of practice again recently. With the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers roughly two weeks away, coach Josh McDaniels said he’s not concerned about his star tight end’s extended absence, but could not comment on if he will be ready for week 1.

“He’s doing everything he can to get out there as soon as he can be,” McDaniels said. “I don’t want to make a prediction on whether he will or won’t be ready here in a few weeks, but I see him every day, he’s in every meeting, he’s doing everything he can to get out there as fast as possible.”

Last season, Darren Waller missed six games because of injuries. In the games he played, the 29-year-old tight end caught 55 passes for 665 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers could increase this season.

“I feel like he knows that he’s going to be a big part of this team and what we want to do, and he’s right there in every meeting,” McDaniels said.

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