Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray will miss Sunday's game vs. the St. Louis Rams due to a concussion, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reported Friday.
Murray failed the the final test of the NFL's concussion protocol. He suffered the injury during Oakland's first win of the season last week. The Raiders (1-10) defeated the Chiefs 24-20 while Murray ran for a career-high 112 yards on four carries and two touchdowns. Ninety of Murray's yards came on a touchdown run in the second quarter.
Murray was reportedly practicing this week, but passing the concussion protocol was mandated before he could be cleared for the game. According to CSNBayArea.com, Murray was feeling good on Wednesday.
“I’ve felt fine, and I’m feeling better each day,” Murray said. “With these kind of things you have to take it one day at a time and follow the right procedures. I’m making sure to do that and listen to what the trainers have me doing.”
For the season, he has 14 carries for 166 yards and the two touchdowns, as well as six receptions for 35 yards. A second-year player out of Central Florida, Murray missed last season with an ankle injury after he was a sixth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2013 draft.
Oakland faces St. Louis (4-7) at 1 p.m. Sunday.
- Mike Fiammetta