Hiram Eugene Injury: Oakland Raiders Safety Has Surgery, Could Miss Season

Oakland Raiders safety Hiram Eugene had surgery on his injured hip and may miss the 2011 season.

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Hiram Eugene Has Hip Surgery, May Miss 2011 Season

The Oakland Raiders may have lost a significant contributor for the season after safety Hiram Eugene went down in the team's first preseason game earlier this week. Eugene was carted off the field after a scary collision and now has reportedly had surgery on his hip. While there's no definitive timetable for his recovery, he does stand a chance of missing the entire season, according to a report.

John Clayton passed along an update on Eugene on Saturday night, noting the Raiders' safety already underwent a procedure on his hip.

Raiders S Hiram Eugene had hip surgery Saturday. He could be out for the season. Tough break.

Eugene had played well before in the preseason game before going down with the injury, recording a team-high four tackles. This offseason, he re-signed with the Raiders and was expected to contribute in the secondary, providing depth at the very least.

For more on the status of Hiram Eugene and the Oakland Raiders, visit Silver and Black Pride. For more on the Arizona Cardinals, visit Revenge of the Birds.

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Hiram Eugene Injury: Oakland Raiders Safety Carted Off After Injuring Leg

Oakland Raiders back-up free safety Hiram Eugene left the game after suffering what appeared to be a dramatic leg injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known.

Eugene was injured in the third quarter of Oakland's preseason debut against the Arizona Cardinals. The 30-year-old was playing well, compiling a team-leading four tackles in limited action at the time of the injury. He was unable to leave the field under his own power, and was carted out by team doctors.

Undrafted out of Louisiana Tech, Eugene joined the Oakland Raiders in 2007. In four years with the team, he has served as a spot starter in the secondary while providing depth in nickel and dime packages. He signed a new contract to stay in Oakland over the off-season.

For more on the status of Hiram Eugene and the Oakland Raiders, visit Silver and Black Pride. For more on the Arizona Cardinals, visit Revenge of the Birds.

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