David Garrard Says No to Raiders, Needs Back Surgery

| by Off The Record

When Jason Campbell went down with a broken collarbone on Sunday, everyone wondered if the Oakland Raiders would be calling David Garrard. Garrard’s agent even said that it was “highly possible” that Garrard would work out for the Black and Silver.

Well, you can forget about that.

According to Jay Glazer, Garrard has to undergo surgery immediately for a herniated disc in his back.

“Take one name out of search for QB, David Garrard just called me and told me he needs immediate surgery on herniated disc in his back,” Glazer tweets.

That’s not good and it probably means Garrard will be sidelined (moreso than he already is…since he doesn’t have a team) for a good period of time. We don’t know exactly how long, but it could be even more than Campbell.

It looks like the Raiders will have to go with Kyle Boller until he stinks so bad that they have to try Terrell Pryor.