The Broncos look like they’ll catch a break when they visit Oakland on Sunday: after missing practice again on Wednesday, it appears star running back Darren McFadden is unlikely to be available for the Raiders. According to sources, the Arkansas product left Raiders facilities on crutches on Wednesday with a protective boot still wrapped around his foot.
Via SB Nation Bay Area comes the entire list of Oakland players to miss practice on Wednesday:
quarterback Jason Campbell (collarbone), cornerback Chimdi Chewka (hamstring), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), cornerback Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) and McFadden (foot).
Michael Huff (ankle) and center Samson Stele (knee) were limited in practice for Oakland according to reports.
If and when McFadden can’t go, Michael Bush will get the start at running back for the Raiders. The 27-year old Bush ran 17 times for 99 yards against Kansas City in Week 7.
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.