Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Could Be Out Until Green Bay Packers Game, According To Report

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden could be out for at least two more weeks, according a report. He would make his return against the Green Bay Packers if this happens.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Will Ease Back Into Role After Injury

While we know that Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will be out for at least this weekend's game against the Chicago Bears and possibly next week's against the Miami Dolphins, coach Hue Jackson doesn't want to rush his player back into practice and game time in one big shot. On Thursday, Jackson said (via the Contra Costa Times) that McFadden will be transitioned back into the thick of things instead of being pushed into what should be a series of important contests in pursuit of an AFC West title.

After Chicago and Miami, the Raiders face the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. If McFadden does return for the Packers game, Michael Bush is still likely to receive plenty of carries so that McFadden doesn't come back and hurt himself by taking on a tough workload. With the state of the AFC West, the Raiders do have a solid path to an AFC West title

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders RB Likely Out For Next Two Games, According To Report

The Denver Broncos don't face the Oakland Raiders anymore in the regular season, having split the series, 1-1. In the Broncos' win over the Raiders, running back Darren McFadden was held out with a foot injury and he hasn't played at all in November. That could carry over into December. It appears that McFadden will be out this week against the Chicago Bears and next week against the Miami Dolphins, according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

According to La Canfora, McFadden's teammates believe he will return for Week 14's contest against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers could still be undefeated at that point and a healthy McFadden would certainly help increase the team's chances of pulling off the upset.

However, in McFadden's absence Michael Bush has proven to be more than adequate with 599 yards and five touchdowns on the season. In his last two games, Bush has rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns.

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Oakland Raiders Injury Report: Darren McFadden Out, Rolando McClain Questionable

The Oakland Raiders released their official injury report Friday, and it's not short on names. As noted earlier in the afternoon, running back Darren McFadden is officially out of Sunday's game against the Broncos. Quarterback Jason Campbell and cornerback Chris Johnson have been ruled out as well.

Corner Chimdi Chekwa, safety Michael Huff, linebacker Rolando McClain and placekicker Sebastian Janikowski are listed as questionable. According to Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran, though, the Raiders are confident that Janikowski will be able to play:

Coach Jackson says, "I think we're going to be fine," when it comes to kicker Sebastian Janikowski playing Sunday. If not, it's Dave Rayner.
Corkran also says McClain and Huff will play, so those guys are apparently just partially questionable.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury: Oakland Raiders RB Ruled Out For Denver Broncos Game

The Oakland Raiders have officially declared running back Darren McFadden out for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, reports Paul Gutierrez of CSN. McFadden sprained his foot in the Raiders' 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, did not return to the field and has not practiced since then.

With McFadden ruled out, expect Michael Bush to receive the start and for Taiwan Jones to play a bit more when the Raiders and the Broncos take the field on Sunday.

The Raiders will have a short week after the Broncos game since they play on Thursday, Nov. 10, against the San Diego Chargers. The Raiders and the Chargers are currently in a three-way tie with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West lead. The Broncos are well out of range of winning the division and the Raiders don't need to take a chance on McFadden as a result.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Misses Friday Practice

It appears as though the Oakland Raiders will be without the services of running back Darren McFadden for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports that McFadden missed Friday's practice, his sixth straight. McFadden hurt his foot during a 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago.

While the Denver Broncos likely won't face the running back who has ripped them apart over the last two years, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones will lead the way. Bush has had 62 carries for 259 yards in six career games against the Broncos. Those numbers should increase greatly since he will likely start in place of McFadden on Sunday. Jones has been lightly used this season, but expect his five carries for 30 yards to also increase significantly.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Does Not Practice On Thursday

There are increasing signs that Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden won't play. After sitting out Wednesday's practice and leaving team facilities on crutches with his foot in a boot, McFadden did not practice on Thursday, reports Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.

The Raiders probably think that the can win either way against the Broncos and would rather not risk re-aggravating the foot sprain. This way, McFadden will be ready to go against the San Diego Chargers on the road just days later on Nov. 10.

Michael Bush is in line to receive the start. As Evan Silva points out, Bush averaged 27 touches in his three starts for the Raiders last season. Even with Carson Palmer seemingly ready to start, the Raiders might just rely a bit more on the run, and that will hurt the Broncos.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders RB On Crutches, Still In Protective Boot

Those that were hoping to see Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden play against the Denver Broncos this Sunday may be sorely disappointed, as indications continue to come out that he likely won't play. According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, McFadden left the team's building today on crutches with a protective boot still wrapped around his foot.

This can't be a good sign for McFadden's Week 9 status, as speculation already has spread that the running back won't play against Denver in order to freshen up to play the following week against the San Diego Chargers. Given the whole crutches-and-protective-boot thing, it seems unlikely that McFadden will heal up quick enough to make an appearance on Sunday.

McFadden, one of the league's leading rushers, hasn't missed a game yet this season, but received only two carries when the Raiders played Kansas City back on Oct. 23.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Likely To Sit Out Against Denver Broncos, According To Report

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden might not give the Denver Broncos nightmares this weekend. McFadden's foot sprain prevented him from practicing on Wednesday, and Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes the team will hold McFadden out for the game and have him ready to play against the San Diego Chargers.

McFadden hurt his foot against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago and had the bye week to start recovering from it. But it now appears that Michael Bush will receiver the start for the Raiders. Taiwan Jones is also there in the backfield as a change-of-pace back.

In his career against the Broncos, McFadden has 101 attempts for 637 rushing yards and five touchdowns. His best game came at Mile High in 2010 in the 59-14 debacle loss for the Broncos. He rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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