Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer (68) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders tackle Jared Veldheer tears triceps; Out for season?

With one of the worst rosters in the league, the Oakland Raiders are going to struggle when healthy.

Losing one of your premier lineman to a potential season ending injury, isn’t going to help.

According to the Raiders official twitter, left tackle Jared Veldheer has torn his triceps and will undergo surgery:

Head Coach Dennis Allen reports @Veldheer68 has a torn triceps and will have surgery.

With an already thin and sub-par line, the loss of one of your better anchors is a devastating blow.

Add in the fact that the Raiders are already concerned with the ability of quarterback Matt Flynn to throw 25+ yards, losing what is essentially your best pass blocker isn’t going to end pretty.

The Raiders are holding out hope that Veldheer will return at some point this season, given the ‘early’ timing of the injury but that seems extremely unlikely given the significance of the tear.

Even if he was to return, it wouldn’t be until the final few weeks of the season.

A tough day for Raider Nation, no doubt.

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