Matt McGloin Injury: Updates on Raiders QB’s Shoulder and Return

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin suffered a shoulder injury in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos. Specifically, McGloin injured his trapezius, and it's "acting like a pinched nerve," per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

He has been cleared to return, though he has not been given the nod to start.

Continue for updates.

McGloin Active vs. Texans  Saturday, Jan. 7 The Raiders announced McGloin is not among the team's inactives against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Rapoport reported McGloin will be the Raiders' backup against the Texans, and Connor Cook will be given the start.

Latest on McGloin's Practice Status Friday, Jan. 6 The Raiders announced McGloin was limited in practice all week.

McGloin Undergoes Additional Testing Monday, Jan. 2  McGloin had an MRI on his shoulder, and Del Rio said he is "just sore," per 

Cook Is Next Man Up for Raiders The Raiders are already forced to play without Derek Carr, who broke his fibula in Week 16. McGloin got the start in Week 17 against the Broncos and finished with 21 yards on 6-of-11 passing.

Cook finished the game at quarterback and would presumably start if McGloin is unable to play next week.

Cook did show positive flashes in his first career action Sunday. The fourth-round pick finished 14-of-21 for 150 passing yards with one touchdown and an interception against a tough Denver defense.

McGloin has more experience but mediocre numbers, with 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 14 games across four years. Including the loss to Denver, he is 1-6 as a starter.

The Raiders finished the year at 12-4, tied for the third-best record in the NFL. However, the head-to-head tiebreaker allowed the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West title and earn a first-round bye, pushing Oakland to the No. 5 seed.


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