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Raiders vs. Packers: Brett Hundley leaves early game with ankle injury

After missing the preseason opener with an ankle injury, quarterback Brett Hundley exists his debut early with another.

Oakland Raiders v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Brett Hundley cannot seem to avoid ankle trouble this preseason. On Thursday, the second-year quarterback left the Green Bay Packers’ preseason tilt with the Oakland Raiders early after appearing to re-aggravate the ankle.

While dropping back for a pass early in the game’s second quarter, Hundley absorbed a hit from Raiders All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack. Hundley came up limping from the hit and immediately limped off to the sideline. Undrafted rookie passer Joe Callahan took his place with the offense.

The severity of Hundley’s injury remains unclear, though the Packers’ trainers applied a large ice wrap to his ankle. Given the generally conservative nature of Green Bay’s medical staff, it seems highly possible he doesn’t return to action before next week’s preseason contest against the San Francisco 49ers.

In less than two quarters, Hundley completed five of seven passes for 67 yards, 31 of which came on his final play of the night. The Packers already deactivated Aaron Rodgers, leaving Callahan and Marquise Williams as the only available signal-callers on the roster.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.