- Crosby will try to defy the medical predictions at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday
- The Pro Bowl defensive team is dealing with both a knee injury and illness
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Las Vegas Raiders star Maxx Crosby is reportedly planning to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday despite being listed as questionable for the game due to a knee injury.
Crosby, the Raiders’ Pro Bowl defensive end, also didn’t practice with the team once this week as he battled illness ahead of their showdown with the Super Bowl champions.
Yet according to ESPN’s Adam SchefterThe 26-year-old will still try to defy medical predictions by playing against Kansas City at Allegiant Stadium.
A source says he has “a real chance to play – and wants to.”
Some Raiders insiders believe it would be wise for Crosby to hold the line and ensure he makes a full recovery, especially considering they have a bye week in store after Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
Raiders star Maxx Crosby reportedly plans to play against the Chiefs on Sunday despite being listed as questionable
However, it is believed that the man himself has a disagreement and wants to play instead.
“He’s in 24-hour treatment, you know how it goes,” interim head coach Antonio Pierce told reporters Friday.
“A guy who plays every snap, you gotta take care of him. So one thing about him: If he can be there on Sunday, he will be there.”
Crosby, a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2019, has 48 sacks, 296 tackles (79 for loss) and 110 quarterback hits in his five seasons.
Raiders offensive tackle Kolton Miller (shoulder), linebacker Robert Spillane (ankle) and safety Marcus Epps (neck) are questionable after being listed as limited all week. Safety Roderic Teamer (hamstring) was a full participant all week but is listed as questionable.