Sept. 16, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders tight end David Ausberry (86) runs past Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Kevin Burnett (56) during the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders holding out hope tight end David Ausberry will be ready Week 1

It’s going to be a long season for the Oakland Raiders, one that will get even longer if the injuries continue to pile up.

Tight end David Ausberry has played well this preseason, so well in fact that he was awarded the starting tight end gig but suffered a shoulder injury during the Raiders second preseason game.

The Raiders are hoping the setback doesn’t derail him too much and are ‘hopeful’ that he’ll be available when the Raiders open the season.

Per CSN Bay Area:

TE David Ausberry (shoulder) won’t practice this week, but the Raiders hold out hope he’ll be ready for the regular season. Ausberry was a frontrunner to start at tight end before the injury.

The Raiders have been hit hard by the injury bug this preseason, suffering both nagging and potential season ending injuries to a multitude of players, Ausberry just another in that long line.

Thankfully though the shoulder injury doesn’t appear to be too serious and Ausberry should be ready to go in just a week or two.

The tight end figures to factor into the Raiders’ aireal attack often this year considering they’ll be playing catch up a vast majority of the time.

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