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Josh McDaniels Says Team Is Trying To Let Darren Waller Heal Without A Timeline

Nov 9, 2022, 2:35 PM
Safety Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans breaks up a pass to tight end Darren Waller #83 of t...
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 25: Safety Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans breaks up a pass to tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter of the game at Nissan Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Raiders tight end Darren Waller has been out with a hamstring injury since the team’s Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

While he’s practiced recently, the team still does not have a timetable for his return.

Wednesday, while talking to the media, Raider coach Josh McDaniels said he’s hoping Darren Waller will take another positive step forward soon.

“I’m not a doctor. I don’t have a medical degree. It’s very difficult to predict some of these things. Muscles and those kinds of things are always a little tricky, especially for a player that his number one skill, or one of his certain top traits, is his ability to run and open up and go,” McDaniels said. “There’s no timetable. Some guys come back a little quicker than others. At the end of the day, the reality is if you come back too quickly from one of these, you usually end up out longer. So, we’re just trying to let his body tell us when the right time is, and hopefully that’s sooner rather than later. But we just can’t do it magically, snap our fingers and make it go away. We’ll give it another shot this week and hopefully we can turn a corner.”

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