Report: Jimmy Garoppolo ruled out for Week 7 against Chicago Bears

Oct 19, 2023, 12:26 PM | Updated: 2:25 pm

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the Las Vegas Raiders attempts a pass during the first quarter against the N...

Chris Unger/Getty Images

After days of speculation, it’s official, Jimmy Garoppolo will miss Week 7’s trip to Chicago.

Reports surfaced Thursday that the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback has been ruled out for Week 7 due to a back injury. The news comes after Garoppolo suffered the injury in Week 6 versus the New England Patriots, leaving the game in the second quarter. He was taken to a local hospital out of precautionary measures.

While tests confirmed that he did suffer a significant injury to his back, the worry of internal damage has been removed, a major bullet missed for both the player and the organization.

“There was some concern yesterday that there was an internal issue. We did a bunch of scans yesterday and last night. Seems like we’ve dodged a big bullet in that regard, so that’s good news,” coach Josh McDaniels said. “We’re still doing a couple things this morning and we’ll kind of make sure we do all the right things here as we go forward. But the prognosis is a lot better than it might have otherwise been. Don’t know yet for this week, relatively speaking. So, there’s a lot still to, I’d say, uncover in that regard. But good news relative to what it might have been.”

Well, now we do know, as Jimmy G will be inactive for Week 7.

Local news outlets reported the news Thursday, with national media picking it up thereafter.

Jimmy Garoppolo, 32, is in the first year of a three-year deal with the Raiders, going 3-2 in the first five weeks of the season. He has amassed 1,079 passing yards, seven passing touchdowns and eight interceptions.

With Garoppolo inactive, Las Vegas will turn to either rookie QB Aidan O’Connell or veteran QB Brian Hoyer. Both have been spotty when called upon this season, now tasked with having enough familiarity with the first team to string together a competent offense Sunday in Illinois.

“The fact that we’ve played three guys already certainly doesn’t hurt. It’s not ideal in terms of what you want to do,” McDaniels said of Hoyer and O’Connell. “But they both got game experience, they both have had to operate our offense in critical situations in close games. So, that’s helpful for them too.”

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 02: Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before the game...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Former Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller retires from NFL

Former Las Vegas Raiders tight end and 2020 Pro Bowl talent Darren Waller has announced his retirement from the NFL.

2 days ago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 22: Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after a sack du...

Field Level Media

Report: Raiders DE Maxx Crosby receiving $6M raise

Maxx Crosby, the Las Vegas Raiders' star defensive end, will make an additional $6 million next season, ESPN reported on Thursday.

19 days ago

Oakland Raiders # 00 Jim Otto file photos. (Photo by James Flores/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *...

Field Level Media

Legendary Raiders C Jim Otto dies at 86

Legendary Oakland Raiders center Jim Otto, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 86, the team announced Sunday.

23 days ago

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Las Vegas Raiders release 2024 regular season schedule

Are you ready for some football? The Las Vegas Raiders have released the 2024 regular season schedule. Check it out here!

28 days ago

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 30: Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up prior to their...

Field Level Media

Aidan O’Connell is early leader in Raiders’ QB competition

Aidan O'Connell is in line to be the Las Vegas Raiders' QB1 this fall--but the battle isn't over with Gardner Minshew lurking.

1 month ago

AUBURN, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 30: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after scoring the g...

Field Level Media

Las Vegas Raiders sign first-round pick Brock Bowers, others

The Las Vegas Raiders have signed first-round pick Brock Bowers and five other draft picks to contracts for the 2024 season.

1 month ago

Report: Jimmy Garoppolo ruled out for Week 7 against Chicago Bears