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Oakland Raiders defensive back Tyvon Branch (33) stays on the ground after being injured against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA -- Raiders safety Tyvon Branch may have suffered a fractured fibula, according to an ESPN report Monday.

Branch left was helped off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's 19-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, with coach Dennis Allen saying after the game it was thought to be a ``significant'' injury.

The last time Allen used ``significant'' in assessing an injury, left tackle Jared Veldheer needed surgery to repair a torn triceps.

According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, ``Oakland S Tyvon Branch suffered what Raiders say is ``significant'' injury thought to be a fractured fibula that will sideline him indefinitely.

Brandian Ross filled in for Branch against Jacksonville, with Usama Young also able to play both safety spots for the Raiders. Ross had a sack against the Jaguars and Young 1.5 sacks.

Allen is scheduled to meet with the local media at 1 p.m.

When ESPN reported that tackle Menelik Watson had underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week, Allen declined to confirm, citing team policy.

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