Curry's season over

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Ronald Curry's season took a sickening turn for the worse. Sickening as in, out for the season.

Curry, who had been enjoying a breakout season for the Oakland Raiders, tore his Achilles tendon during Sunday's 34-27 loss to Kansas City and will have surgery soon.

The Raiders are optimistic and hopeful that Curry will return to full strength by training camp after what's expected to be six months of rehabilitation. Curry had the same injury to his right Achilles' tendon during his college days at North Carolina.

Curry recorded a team-leading 50 catches for 679 yards and six touchdowns receiving. The Raiders receiving corps becomes even more depleted now. Alvis Whitted and Johnnie Morant, however, could return from their injuries for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Curry was carted off late in the game Sunday and needed crutches to leave the stadium. Curry said he felt like "somebody pushed it in" and his feet came down hard to the turf, but he doesn't consider the injury to be as bad as when he tore the right one in 1999.

The injury took place when he took a hard hit from Chiefs safety Willie Pile on a 22-yard catch with 5:46 left in the fourth quarter. Curry had nine catches for a career-high 141 yards, a Raiders season high, and two touchdowns.


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