ALAMEDA – Karl Joseph’s toe injury might take some time to heal. The first-round Raiders rookie missed Wednesday’s padded practice, and hasn’t performed football activities since injuring his toe in a Dec. 4 victory over Buffalo.
Head coach Jack Del Rio hasn’t provided updates on Joseph's ailment or offered a timetable for his return.
Nate Allen played every defensive snap at strong safety against Kansas City, and is fully capable of doing so again Sunday at San Diego is asked.
The Raiders are also missing edge rusher Shilique Calhoun (knee) and defensive tackle Stacy McGee (ankle). Both players have been out a few weeks.
Receiver Amari Cooper was a new addition to the injury report. He was limited with a shoulder injury.
Rookie defensive tackle Darius Latham was back at practice in a limited capacity. He hasn’t played since a Nov 27 win over Carolina.
The Raiders could use him back, especially with it remaining uncertain when Mario Edwards Jr. will be activated off injured reserve.
Kelechi Osemele missed the Chiefs game battling kidney stones, but was back at practice on Wednesday. He remains limited with a knee sprain.
Quarterback Derek Carr popped up on the injury report with his right pinky issues, though he was a full participant and should be so the rest of the week.
ESPN reports that Chargers running back Melvin Gordon won’t play on Sunday with hip and knee injuries. Defensive lineman Joey Bosa was a full participant after suffering a neck strain in San Diego’s previous game.
Raiders participation report
Did not practice: LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), S Karl Joseph (toe), DT Stacy McGee (ankle)
Limited participation: WR Amari Cooper (shoulder), WR Michael Crabtree (finger), DT Darius Latham (ankle), OL Kelechi Osemele (knee), LB Perry Riley (hamstring), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)
Full participation: QB Derek Carr (right finger)
Chargers participation report
Did not practice: WR Jeremy Butler (ankle), OL Orlando Franklin (ribs), RB Melvin Gordon (hip/knee), CB Craig Mager (shoulder)
Full participation: DL Joey Bosa (neck), OLB Jatavis Brown (knee), D Dwight Lowery (hand), S Dexter McCoil (ankle), WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder)