Raiders backup MLB Travis Goethel sustained a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Travis Goethel is standing in as the Raiders' middle linebacker while Rolando McClain attends to legal woes.
Raiders LB Travis Goethel will miss the 2011 season after tearing a knee ligament.
Travis Goethel is expected to be in the mix for the Raiders' weak-side linebacker job this offseason.
Coach Tom Cable revealed that rookie LB Travis Goethel underwent back surgery "not-so-recently."
Raiders signed sixth-round LB Travis Goethel to a multi-year contract.