ALAMEDA -- The Raiders were without Tyvon Branch, Menelik Watson and Lucas Nix as practice got underway Wednesday, but the bigger injury news regarding their Week 3 game came out of Denver.

The Broncos placed left tackle Ryan Clady on injured reserve with a Lisfranc sprain, sidelining him for the season. That means the Broncos will be without the blindside protector for quarterback Peyton Manning when they host the Raiders Monday night at Invesco Field.

Clady will be replaced by Chris Clark, who has the task of blocking Raiders right end Lamarr Houston, who has been the most consistent pass rusher among the Oakland front four.

Branch (ankle) and Watson (knee) were not on the field with the team. Branch has a possible fractured fibula, according to an ESPN report, and Watson had arthroscopic knee surgery, also according to ESPN. Both reports have not been confirmed by the Raiders, citing team policy.

Nix, who was on the field with the Raiders but not practicing, left a 19-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars with an ankle injury in favor of veteran Andre Gurode. Nix was injured in the first quarter and played poorly until Gurode went into the game in the third quarter.

Aside from Clady, who signed a five-year $52 million contract extension in the offseason, Denver will also be without outside linebacker and pass rusher Von Miller, who is serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.



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