Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro Davante Adams Leaves Practice With Injury

The Las Vegas Raiders appear to have avoided catastrophe. Wide receiver Davante Adams limped off the field after the early portion of Friday's practice, but head coach Josh McDaniels seemed secure in his belief that the three-time All-Pro's leg injury does not appear "crazy serious." Adams took a shot from visiting San Francisco 49ers linebacker Oren Burks during team drills. The perennial Pro Bowler was slow to get up and left the field with trainers. The Raiders and 49ers are taking part in joint practices.

The Raiders acquired Adams from the Green Bay Packers last year at enormous expense, trading away multiple high draft picks and signing him to a massive five-year, $140 contract. He rewarded them with a franchise-record 1516 receiving yards and a league-leading 14 receiving touchdowns.

Any absence from Adams would be devastating for the Raiders. The team traded away long-time tight end Darren Waller to the New York Giants earlier this offseason, and they're introducing a new starting quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. Any further reduction to the overall talent of the offense could doom the Raiders to mediocrity in an AFC West that includes the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and Denver Broncos.

Thankfully, initial impressions are Adams will be okay. He's been durable so far in his career, appearing in 133 of a possible 146 games. The Raiders will cross their fingers that good luck continues.

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