Tuiasosopo starts second half

Updated: October 21, 2003, 1:30 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon injured his right shoulder in the final minutes of the second quarter against Kansas City on Monday night and did not return.

Backup Marques Tuiasosopo started the second half for the Raiders and nearly pulled off the upset against the Chiefs.

Gannon took two vicious hits from Shawn Barber in the second quarter, the second of which forced him to fumble with 23 seconds left. He slowly walked off the field holding his throwing shoulder.

The Raiders didn't immediately know the extent of the injury.

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