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"It's really basically the same injury that he had last year," Allen said, via The Associated Press. "When he re-injured it this season there was nothing new structurally different from where it was last year.
"After visiting with the foot specialist in Carolina, everybody thought that given a little bit of time he could come back from it. After giving it some time and re-evaluating, everybody, the medical people, felt like that surgery was probably the best thing for him."
Ford -- who has 44 receptions for 749 yards and three touchdowns in 24 games over two seasons -- could be placed on the injured reserve list with an option to return after six weeks. The new rule gives Ford a shot to contribute this season.
This was not the news the Raiders offense wanted to hear after Monday's stinker. Could Palmer shoot a text to old buddy Chad Johnson?