Oakland Raiders second-year wide receiver Juron Criner has had rotten luck with injuries during his NFL career thus far, and his latest ailment will cause him to miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Criner suffered an AC sprain in the team’s Week 9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and it was definitely a disappointing result for Criner (both the loss and injury), who caught three passes for 32 yards. In fact, those three receptions were the only stats Criner accrued this season, as he hasn’t played much for the Raiders in either the 2012 or 2013 seasons.
According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Oakland Raiders have placed Juron Criner on the injured reserve due to his shoulder injury, as Criner has never seemed close to coming back from the ailment. It’s another lost season for the 2012, fifth-round pick out of Arizona, and we can only wonder when he’ll be able to shake off the injury issues that have plagued him so far this season.
Criner’s AC sprain is likely much more severe than the one that Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd suffered from earlier this season, and so Criner won’t be getting more garbage time looks this year. The Raiders face the Tennessee Titans today before playing the Dallas Cowboys for what should be an interesting Thanksgiving Day matchup in which the Raiders will look to spoil the Cowboys playoff hopes.