Rapoport added that Ward is expected to be ready to join training camp in mid-August and is on a cautious timetable. The team will not rush back the second-year pro.
Ward injured his foot on June 6 during workouts, but little was known about the specifics -- NFL teams are not required to update or comment on offseason injures.
Then a picture began making its way around social media:
The Raiders begin training camp on July 29th, meaning Ward likely will start camp on the physically unable to perform list.
The uber-athletic second-round pick in 2016 started 13 of 16 games as a rookie, compiling 30 tackles and no sacks.