The Las Vegas Raiders are dealing with an injury to a key player.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, star tight end Darren Waller has missed practice time (and the Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars) due to a hamstring injury.

Schefter reported that the injury isn’t considered serious.

This definitely isn’t ideal. Hamstring injuries tend to linger. It’s understandable if Raiders fans are a little concerned about Waller in 2022.

The good news, however, is that Las Vegas appears to be taking the right approach with Waller. There’s no reason to rush his return to the field. He’s been around long enough that he doesn’t necessarily need an entire training camp to get ready, though it would certainly be nice to see him on the field with Davante Adams some before the season starts.

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Jul 27, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, US; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) runs through a drill during training camp at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports

Waller, a sixth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft, is coming off a bit of a down year after missing six games in 2021.

The former Georgia Tech standout will hope to return to his 2019 and 2020 form when he surpassed 1,100 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons.

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