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After suffering a major concussion in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers in late August. After never being cleared to practice fully, Roach was officially designated to the team's injured reserve last week, ending his season.
Per Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the injury doesn't appear to be career-threatening and a return for next season is the current plan:
That is the word now, which is relieving for Roach and the Raiders. He will continue to be monitored. The truth is any time a player is forced to miss an entire season due to a concussion, there are risk and concerns. So, he will continue to be evaluated. The worst thing for Roach would be to suffer a setback. So, he and the Raiders will be very careful in the future. But the plan now is for him to continue to play.
Of course, there can always be complications that make timetables moot. However, it looks like Roach will be able to continue his NFL career in 2015 - great news for him, the Raiders, and the Raider Nation in general.
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