During the opening play of 11-on-11 drills on Friday, Davante Adams, the wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, positioned himself to make a quick catch across the middle. Unexpectedly, he was met with an update hit from Charvarius Ward, the cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers causing him to stay down on the field. Witnessing Adams in pain, players and coaches from both teams instantly gathered around him, forming a protective circle.
In a visible state of discomfort, the Raiders’ training staff eventually aided Adams to his feet. He leaned on their support as they guided him toward the sideline, where he managed to stand independently. Meanwhile, a the trainer began examining his right leg.
Moments later, Adams settled on a cooler, his head bowed as a group of trainers formed a protective circle around him. Time went by gradually before he rose and stood on his, now sporting a protective leg sleeve on his right shin. With a cautious limp, he made his way along the sideline, engaging in conversation with a couple of trainers before leaving the practice field and heading toward the training room.
Coach Josh McDaniels shared his thoughts on the matter after practice, stating, “I don’t believe it was a grave situation. It was just a quick play.”
Throughout his career, the 30-year-old receiver has demonstrated remarkable durability. In nine seasons, he has only missed a total of 11 games and has not sat out since 2020. Additionally, he rarely skips practice sessions.
While Adams was not slated to participate in the Raiders’ first preseason game against the 49ers on Sunday, the team has scheduled two joint practices with the Los Angeles Rams in Thousand Oaks, Calif., starting on Wednesday. It will be intriguing to see if Adams can partake in these sessions.