Raiders CB Anthony Averett Has Broken Thumb

According to Ian Rapoport, Raiders starting CB Anthony Averett broke his thumb in the Week 1 loss to the Chargers. 

Anthony Averett

He adds Averett needs surgery and will miss about a month of action, making him a candidate for short-term injured reserve. Players on IR must miss a minimum of four weeks. 

Averett, 27, is a former fourth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 draft. He played out a four-year, $3.1 million rookie deal and entered unrestricted free agency in 2022.

In 2021, Averett appeared in 14 games for the Ravens. He tallied 54 total tackles, three interceptions, and 11 passes defended.

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