Vanderdoes (ACL) was placed on the regular-season PUP list on Saturday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Vanderdoes opened training camp on the PUP and remained inactive through the preseason due to the torn ACL he suffered back in December. In opening the regular season on the PUP, Vanderdoes will be forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season.
Vanderdoes (ACL) was placed on the PUP list Tuesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Vanderdoes did not participate in minicamp in June, so it shouldn't come as a major surprise that his offseason continues to stall on the way back from a major knee injury last December. It was noted in mid-March that he's made some progress in his recovery, but there's no definitive timetable for Vanderdoes' return at this point.
This isn't much of a surprise, as Vanderdoes tore his ACL in December and isn't guaranteed to be ready to go for Week 1. While Vanderdoes is sidelined, second-round pick P.J. Hall could open training camp with the first-team defense.
General manager Reggie McKenzie recently indicated that Anderdoes (knee) is making "good progress" in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News reports.
Vanderdoes tore the ACL in his left knee during the regular-season finale and is uncertain to be back on the field in time for the start of the 2018 campaign. Considering he'll also need to get back into game shape once recovered, it's not out of the question for the 2017 third-rounder to begin his second professional season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would preclude Vanderdoes from playing in Oakland's first six games.
Vanderdoes season ended in about the worst possible way, and is likely to undergo surgery in the coming weeks. The rookie third-round pick will be lucky to be available for Week 1 of next season, given the at least nine-month recovery timeframe.
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|