WR had multiple hernia surgery
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Raiders receiver Jerry Porter practiced Wednesday for the first time since having multiple hernia surgery on Sept. 12.
Porter was limited to individual drills and walk-through sessions as Oakland (2-3) prepared for Sunday's game at Cleveland. He is listed as doubtful, though Porter recently said he intended to return this week.
When asked Wednesday whether he thought he would be ready, the always brash Porter avoided the question.
"(Heck) yeah, doubtful," he said as he went out to practice. "I like that. Play what? PlayStation?"
Porter is coming off a breakthrough season in which he had a team-best and career-high nine receiving touchdowns and caught 51 passes for 688 yards. He played a large role in the Raiders winning their third straight AFC West title last season and reaching their first Super Bowl in 19 years.
He aggravated the injury that kept him out of the last two preseason games during the second quarter of the Raiders' 25-20 season-opening loss at Tennessee on Sept. 7.
Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press
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