Raiders' Kenyan Drake calls out NFL after season-ending injury: 'Let’s get the priorities together'

Drake was carted off the field in the second quarter after being brought down from behind by defensive tackle Daniel Wise, who appeared to roll over his right ankle causing him to be ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Drake broke his ankle and the injury is considered season-ending, 的 NFL网络 已报告.

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Running back Kenyan Drake #23 of the Las Vegas Raiders is taken off the field on a cart after he was injured on a play against the Washington Football Team during their game at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021 在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. The Washington Football Team defeated the Raiders 17-15.

Running back Kenyan Drake #23 of the Las Vegas Raiders is taken off the field on a cart after he was injured on a play against the Washington Football Team during their game at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021 在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. The Washington Football Team defeated the Raiders 17-15. (图片由伊桑·米勒/盖蒂图片社)

The former Alabama standout later took to Twitter to call for a rule change to protect players from these types of injuries.

The NFL needs to look at this specific style of tackling,” 他写了, sharing the graphic video of his injury. “They are throwing flags for taunting and protecting qbs from getting touched but this is my 2nd straight season being injured by a guy pulling me back and using his body weight to roll up my legs.

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Drake took a shot at the league’s focus on taunting penalties this season, arguing there are more important things officials should be watching for to protect the players.

Las Vegas Raiders' Kenyan Drake broke his ankle and the injury is considered season-ending.

拉斯维加斯攻略’ Kenyan Drake broke his ankle and the injury is considered season-ending. (伊桑·米勒/盖蒂图片社)

If the emphasis is to protect the players this should be an illegal form of tackling like a horse collar,” he said in a separate tweet. “We lose players weekly to high ankle sprains and broken bones but the league would rather flag players for erroneous taunting penalties. Let’s get the priorities together.

Defensive back Keisean Nixon #22 of the Las Vegas Raiders tries to tackle wide receiver DeAndre Carter #1 of the Washington Football Team during their game at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021 在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. The Washington Football Team defeated the Raiders 17-15.

Defensive back Keisean Nixon #22 of the Las Vegas Raiders tries to tackle wide receiver DeAndre Carter #1 of the Washington Football Team during their game at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021 在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. The Washington Football Team defeated the Raiders 17-15.

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