Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo needed waiver or would have failed his physical

However, it was initially reported in December that the fracture was not severe enough to require surgery, but as learned earlier this week, the 31-year-old underwent surgery shortly after signing with the Las Vegas Raiders in March.

Garoppolo also needed to have a waiver, or else he would have failed his physical, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday. This was adjusted into his contract due to a “preexisting medal and middle cuneiform and a fracture of the base of the second metatarsal in the Player’s left foot,” the clause states.

Part of the clause also discloses, “Player also understands that such condition has decreased his ability to play professional football and that continuing to play professional football may result in deterioration, aggravation, or re-injury of the existing conditions rendering Player physically unable to perform the services that would be required of Player by an NFL Player Contract.”


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