Campbell to undergo surgery today

Campbell to undergo surgery today
October 17, 2011, 6:58 pm
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ALAMEDA -- Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell said Monday he was scheduled to undergo surgery on his fractured right clavicle later in the day.

"It was a tough break," Campbell said as he left the team's practice facility. "I'm going to stay positive. If everything goes right, I could be back in six weeks."

Campbell, who is in the last year of his contract, suffered the injury on a second-quarter scramble up the middle in Oakland's eventual 24-17 defeat of Cleveland on Sunday. The ball got caught between the field and Campbell's collar bone as Browns linebacker Scott Fujita landed on top of Campbell.

Kyle Boller replaced Campbell in the game and after a rough start completed his last three passes for 45 yards.

But with rookie Terrelle Pryor not yet ready to be a full-time backup, and the possibility of the organization not being completely sold on Boller, the Raiders have been linked to several quarterbacks. Among those rumored: David Garrard, Carson Palmer, Kyle Orton, Trent Edwards and Josh McCown.

But if Campbell is correct and he is back in six weeks, the Raiders might just need a placeholder as a backup behind Boller.

Coach Hue Jackson's weekly media conference is today at 2 p.m. PT on CSN California.