Coach Dennis Allen passed along word that Veldheer will undergo surgery for a torn triceps. He might miss this season.
Allen mentioned that the team could place Veldheer on injured reserve/designated for return. The Raiders can do that only after the team's 53-man roster is set before Week 1. If the Raiders use the tag with Veldheer, he'll be out for a minimum of eight weeks of the regular season.
UPDATE: Veldheer is set to have surgery on his partially torn triceps Friday morning in Los Angeles, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per a source informed of the injury. Veldheer sought a second opinion, though doctors agreed on the diagnosis. According to Rapoport, Veldheer hopes to return this season, which might make him a candidate for injured reserve/designated for return. His exact recovery time table isn't clear.