Campbell hopes to return this season

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell throws a pass against the New York Jets during their NFL...

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell throws a pass against the New York Jets during their NFL football game in Oakland, California September 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

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OAKLAND - Jason Campbell is hopeful that his season is not over.

According to the Oakland Tribune, the Raiders quarterback was scheduled for surgery Monday on his broken right clavicle, but envisions a return in six weeks.

It was originally reported that he was done for the year.

"My job is to make sure that I put this team in position to win," Oakland head coach Hue Jackson said in a press conference Monday when told that Campbell may miss just six weeks. "As I tell everybody, as I tell our team and our players, we're trying to win now. We're not trying to win six weeks from now, we're not trying to win four weeks from now, we're trying to win this week. It's a week-to-week thing and everything I can do to help this football team win, that's my job."

Campbell was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's tilt against Cleveland. He stretched for a first down after scrambling as Browns linebacker Scott Fujita landed on top of him. The quarterback immediately began clutching his upper right arm when he stood up, and walked gingerly back to the locker room.

Kyle Boller took over for Campbell and threw for 100 yards on 8-of-14 passing, as the Raiders defeated the Browns 24-17.

Campbell, who is in the final year of his contract, has passed for 1,170 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

According to ESPN, the Raiders reached out to free agent quarterbacks David Garrard and Josh McCown. The team has also shown interest in Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer.

"I think you just kind of rattle all the trees and see everything that's out there, you know, what best fits us," Jackson said when asked if the Raiders are looking for a quarterback. "It's hard at this particular point in time where we are six games into the season, heading to a seventh. You want to find somebody you're familiar with, somebody that kind of knows your system, knows you, knows Al [Saunders]; you've got to have somebody that can kind of hit the ground running whether the guy can start or whether the guy can be a backup because if not, it's going to take him two or three weeks or four weeks to get ingrained in the system and then you're falling behind."

Garrard, however, is no longer an option because he needs surgery for a herniated disc.


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