Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck will miss the rest of the 2015 regular season after having surgery for a torn pectoral muscle.
Multiple reports confirmed Tuck’s status as out for season after he needed surgery in an injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos last Sunday.
The 32-year-old Tuck, who played for the New York Giants from 2005 to 2013, is in the second and final year of his deal with the Raiders.
Tuck, who serves as one of the leaders for the young Raiders, re-tweeted a fan’s post about his status Friday.
— Jonathan M (@JRaider17) October 15, 2015
In five games for the Raiders this season, Tuck has registered 14 tackles and one sack. Oakland holds a 2-3 win-loss record through five games with wins over the Baltimore Ravens (37-33) and Cleveland Browns (27-20) and losses to the Cincinnati Bengals (33-13), Chicago Bears (22-20) and Denver Broncos (16-10).
With Tuck out, the Raiders will turn to Mario Edwards and Benson Mayowa to try to replace Tuck’s production.