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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Hostetler's Knee and Ankle Pass Tests

September 22, 1993|STEVE SPRINGER

For the second time in as many days, Raider quarterback Jeff Hostetler underwent a medical examination.

And for the second time in as many days, he got the result he was hoping for: No serious problems, no signs of structural damage.

Hostetler suffered an injured left knee and right ankle in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Tests Sunday on the knee showed nothing beyond the soreness felt by Hostetler. Tests on the ankle Monday revealed nothing worse than the original diagnosis of a sprain.

With the Raiders having a bye this weekend, Hostetler is expected to be ready for the Oct. 3 game against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

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To a man, the Raiders say they learned some valuable lessons Sunday in losing to the Browns after enjoying a 13-point lead with 2 1/2 minutes to play. Defensive lineman Anthony Smith says he learned something about himself.

"When you're a professional, they say you play for money," Smith said. "I learned in that last 15 minutes out there that it's not about money. Money didn't help me get to (Cleveland quarterback Bernie) Kosar. Money didn't make me sick after losing. Money didn't make me cry. It's about pride."

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