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American Football: Gallery has pain in his elbow

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Ben

posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 10:00 PM
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Offensive lineman Robert Gallery, the Oakland Raiders' top draft pick chosen No. 2 overall, went down with a hyperextended right elbow injury during practice Monday.

A source close to Gallery told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the rookie didn't break or dislocate his right elbow. MRI and X-rays taken on the injured elbow were negative. Doctors say the injury is merely a sprain.

While Gallery might be held out of practice for a day or two, he will be listed as "day-to-day," Mortensen reports.

Trainer Rod Martin rushed to his side and Gallery yelled in pain, holding his right elbow.

"Rod felt pretty good about it, but we'll see," Turner said.

Gallery was participating in a half-line blocking drill when he got hurt. He was working with the second team line, but he's expected to be the starting left tackle this season.

Gallery didn't start in the Raiders' 33-30 exhibition win over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night, but he played with the first team.

Also Monday, rookie receiver Carlos Francis -- who scored two TDs in the exhibition game -- hurt his left hamstring when he sprinted to try for a pass from Kerry Collins that was three yards overthrown.

"We expect him to be OK," Turner said.




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