Report: Raiders LT Watson had knee surgery

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Report: Raiders LT Watson had knee surgery
September 12, 2013, 8:15 am
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Menelik Watson was supposed to start at left tackle until Jared Veldheer recovered from triceps surgery around midseason. (AP)

Raiders left tackle Menelik Watson had arthroscopic knee surgery last week to repair a torn lateral meniscus. He’s expected to miss a month.

The information was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday morning. The second-round pick injured himself on Sept. 4, although Raiders coach Dennis Allen declined to elaborate on the injury.

Watson was expected to miss some time, but the exact length and cause of his absence was unknown.

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Watson was supposed to start at left tackle until Jared Veldheer recovered from triceps surgery around midseason.

Watson barely played or practiced in the preseason due to a calf injury, and injured his knee after a week at full health.

Right tackle Khalif Barnes moved to left tackle and recently-signed veteran Tony Pashos started in his place. Both players fared well in Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Allen will address the media after Thursday's practice.