Dennis Allen: 'No surgery for Marcel Reece'

Oakland Raiders' Marcel Reece before the start of the game against Dallas Cowboys on August 9, 2013
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Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece will not require surgery on his injured knee, according to coach Dennis Allen.

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has revealed that fullback Marcel Reece will not require surgery on his injured knee.

Reece picked up the injury during the Raiders' 24-14 defeat to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, a match that saw his side blow a 14-0 lead from the first quarter.

An MRI scan on the 28-year-old's knee came back negative, and Allen believes that it will simply be a case of waiting for the injury to heal.

"It's really a matter of when's he going to be physically able to go. It's not a surgical procedure or anything like that that needs to be done. It's just, whenever he's ready to go," Allen told reporters.

The Raiders will be looking to improve upon their 1-3 start to the season when they take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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