OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Darren McFadden Could Be Done For Season According To NFL Network Report

We break down the latest news surrounding Darren McFadden's sprained foot as the Raiders head into their bye week. For more on McFadden and the Raiders, head over to Silver & Black Pride.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders Running Back Improving, Still Day To Day

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling as of late, but remain in the playoff chase. They are certainly missing one of their key players in running back Darren McFadden, who has been out with a foot injury

The star tailback has a Lisfranc foot injury, which is a bit more serious than the more common and similar mid-foot strain. McFadden initially injured his right foot in the first quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs way back in Week 7. He has not played ina game since, and head coach Hue Jackson has repeatedly stated that he would not bring McFadden back until he is at 100%.

On Monday, John Dickinson of 95.7 FM provided a small update on McFadden straight from Jackson himself:

Coach Jackson says McFadden is running around better than he had been. Still views him as day to day. #Raiders@957thegame
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"Day-to-day" may sound more promising than it actually is. Jackson refused to rule out McFadden for several games in a row right up until game time. It is unlikely that McFadden will play again this season, but it is good news to hear that he is regaining mobility.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: NFL Network Reports Oakland Raiders RB Could Be Done For Season

Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com is reporting Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will be sidelined for the rest of the season. LaCanfora reported team sources indicated that even though he might not need surgery, he will likely be unable to return this season. He has yet to return to practice and would potentially need a significant stretch of conditioning work needed to get back in game shape.

McFadden has been sidelined since October 23 with a sprained foot that has brought numerous questions for head coach Hue Jackson. Although Jackson insisted McFadden could return at some point this season, he has been unable to provide a timeline for DMC's return. According to the team sources, even if the Raiders reached the postseason he would not be able to play.

Michael Bush will continue in his role as the starting running back. Taiwan Jones is meant to be his backup, but he too is dealing with an injury. Jones has been out for a month with a hamstring injury, joining the rest of the Raiders walking wounded.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Earliest Return Now Would Be Jan. 1

With only weeks left on the regular schedule, many folks wonder if Darren McFadden will be returning at all for the Oakland Raiders this season. His foot sprain that has haunted him for seven plus weeks now is still in progress, and now according to the Conta Costa Times, the earliest he could return is the January 1 finale against the San Diego Chargers.

Head coach Hue Jackson said with the week-to-week nature of Run DMC's injury and the hamstring injury of Taiwan Jones he would have considered bringing in another running back other that Michael Bush and veteran special teamer Rock Cartwright.  That time is passed now, and Jackson must deal with what he now has. 

Bush has been admirable in McFadden's absence, but not many in the league can replace a guy the caliber of McFadden. Hopefully the Raiders can get some wins leading up to the final week, and have a healthy McFadden for a potential playoff berth. 

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Not Practicing On Wednesday

The Oakland Raiders are looking at another week without running back Darren McFadden as he is sitting out Wednesday's Week 15 practice. McFadden has now been out 52 days with his midfoot sprain and there is nothing to indicate he is going to be back anytime soon. Hue Jackson has insisted surgery is not required but he also has given no real timetable as to his return.

At this point, it would seem that McFadden is a slim chance to return by Week 16. Beyond that, we could see he'll probably be back by week 17, but given how this has played out, it would not surprise me at all if we did not see McFadden back on the field this season, even if the Raiders make the playoffs. The more time he gets the better, but one has to wonder if this is more like the Matt Schaub Lisfranc injury than previously disclosed. In reality we can only speculate at this point.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Hue Jackson Says McFadden Does Not Need Surgery

Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson is definitely consistent. He has never wavered on his stance about his star running back Darren McFadden and the injury no one in the Bay Area can stop talking about.

Now, Jackson is letting everyone know that McFadden will not need surgery on his right foot, as ibabuzz.com's Steve Corkran writes.

"I just think how you describe it, based on one when you say Lisfranc, really means surgical," Jackson said. "You got to go in and fix it right away in order to get it to heal properly. That's why when people hear that term, everybody goes, ‘Oh, my gosh, that's what he has.' No, he does not need surgery. That much I do know. You guys can write that. Darren McFadden does not need surgery."

Jackson has tried to get people away from using the phrase ‘Lisfranc injury' since the connotation is negative. Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub's season is done this year due to a Lisfranc injury so Jackson is trying to steer clear of the lingo with it being fresh on people's minds.

"I've been told that he has a midfoot sprain, which is just like a Lisfranc sprain, however you see that," Jackson said. "It's the same. It's really one and the same. And I know one can require - both can require surgery. Both can require you to be out several, several weeks. So, they're all in that same family."

Michael Bush will remain the starting running back for the Raiders as they continue to wait for Darren McFadden to get healthy. Bush will likely start this weekend against the Detroit Lions as Oakland looks to right the ship in its attempts to return to the playoffs.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Hue Jackson Insists Oakland Raiders RB Does Not Have Lisfranc Injury

The Darren McFadden return wait is wearing on everyone, including Phil Simms who went ahead and told the CBS broadcast audience on Sunday that McFadden could be out for the season.

But Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who is a teeny bit closer to the situation than Simms is, disagrees.

'No," Jackson said. "And it's not a season-ender. I mean, that's what we said - it's a sprained foot, Lisfranc, whatever you want to call it. Basically the same thing. I think Darren will be back before the season's over. And when we get him back, we'll get him back."

The NFL already saw one star go down due to a Lisfranc injury as it is the same injury that ended Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub's season. McFadden has not played since early in the Raiders Oct. 23rd contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Out For Sunday, But Reportedly No Setback

The Oakland Raiders diagnosed running back Darren McFadden with a sprained foot almost two months ago and he remains sidelined with not even limited workouts to encourage Raiders fans. Head coach Hue Jackson was asked about whether there have been any setbacks with McFadden's rehab. Jackson said there were no setbacks that in reality there had been more positives along the way and that McFadden was getting closer to returning.

That return is not expected to happen this weekend against the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders will face the undefeated defending Super Bowl champions at Lambeau Field hoping to hang with them with Michael Bush carrying the load. Even backup Taiwan Jones is struggling to get healthy for the game, which leaves Bush with the carries and Rock Cartwright and Marcel Reece backing him up.

The Raiders are potentially short-handed at receiver with Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore struggling to get healthy, which makes Michael Bush's role all the more important. If Ford and Moore sit on Sunday, the Raiders simply do not have the weapons to hang in a shootout. They will need to control the clock and keep Aaron Rodgers off the field. If they can do that, they have a chance.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Sits Out Wednesday Practice

The Oakland Raiders returned to the practice field on Wednesday to begin preparations for their Week 14 showdown with the undefeated Green Bay Packers and running back Darren McFadden was once again absent. The general belief is that he might return against the Detroit Lions, but that would seem to be in a limited capacity at best. Hue Jackson is still not sure of the timetable for McFadden's return, which would seem to limit his chances of getting back even for the Lions game.

Steve Corkran tweeted that he believes there is an 85-90% chance McFadden returns for the Lions game. If he gets in some limited practice reps at some point this week that number is reasonable. However, if McFadden is a DNP for the entire week of practice, I would suggest the odds drop to about 50% at best. Given that he has been out for more than six weeks now, he is going to need a solid number of practice reps to effectively return. Once he does return, he will start as Bush's backup and slowly work his way back into the starting lineup. The team would like him healthy for the playoffs, but at this point they are in danger of missing those playoffs.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Still Holding Onto Hope For A Return

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is still sidelined with a mid-foot sprain. But optimism still surrounds the Raiders as they hope for his return.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Odds Are Slim Raiders Running Back Faces Green Bay Packers

We break down whether Darren McFadden will be able to play in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. For more on the Raiders, check out Silver & Black Pride.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB OUT For Dolphins' Game

In a move that surprised very few people, the Oakland Raiders declared running back Darren McFadden out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. McFadden did some walking on Monday, but he never progressed beyond that and sat out another week's worth of practices.

McFadden has been sidelined since October 23 with a sprained foot. He was in a boot for a while but finally had that removed and continues his rehab. There has been no real timeline for his return, but given how long he has been out and not practicing, one would have to imagine he will need more than a few limited practices to get back on the field. Additionally, it will not be a matter of just throwing him out there and giving him a full rushing load. Michael Bush has shown he can handle the load, so the Raiders will take their time getting him back.

Michael Bush will once again handle virtually every carry for the Raiders. His primary backup has been Taiwan Jones, but he is now sidelined with a hamstring injury. That leaves Rock Cartwright and Marcel Reece as Bush's current backups. It is safe to say the Raiders will climb on Bush's back against Miami.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Will He Return Versus Packers Or Lions?

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden continued to sit out from practice as he was sidelined on Thursday as the team prepares for their Week 13 contest with the Miami Dolphins. Michael Bush will once again start at running back and with Taiwan Jones still sidelined with a hamstring injury, Marcel Reece will likely be the primary backup.

McFadden has one more chance to get some practice in on Friday, but odds are high that he will sit out once again. At that point, the question becomes whether Raiders fans will see him back next week leading up to the Packers game. The Raiders want to get him 100% healthy and it is tough to tell whether that means he will be able to get back in time for the Week 14 showdown with the Packers.

I would not be surprised to see McFadden start to get in some practices next week, but I would actually be surprised if he played against the Green Bay Packers. The weather projection for December 11 is high 20s/low 30s, which would not seem ideal for returning from any sort of injury. The Raiders might try to get him a few carries in the game behind Bush, but I just do not see that happening.

If that is the case, McFadden could be looking at a Week 15 return on December 8 against the Detroit Lions in Oakland. If that is the case, I would imagine they will work him back in slowly, splitting carries with Michael Bush. McFadden is seemingly their number one guy so the goal would be to get him back to the full load, but with Bush playing so well in his place, the Raiders will want to figure out a way to keep Bush prominently involved in the offense. As for years' beyond given Bush's free agency status? Well, that's a whole other question.

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Raiders Vs. Dolphins Injury Report: Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Denarius Moore All Sit On Wednesday

The Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins released their Wednesday practice participation reports as they prepare for the week 13 contest at Miami. The Raiders continue to deal with numerous injuries and will be short-handed once again. The question now is how short-handed. They had several prominent players sit out practice on Wednesday, but not all will be inactive on Sunday.

Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford are not expected to play on Sunday as they both continue to recover from foot injuries. Michael Bush will continue to start in place of McFadden, who could sit out the next two games given the potential weather conditions in Green Bay.

As Ford continues his own rehabilitation, his fellow speedster, Denarius Moore, sat out practice with his on-going ankle issue. He was in a boot earlier in the week, but was in full pads before practice on Wednesday. It looked like he was prepared to practice, but he ended up listed as a DNP as his ankle continues to bother him. He will give it another go on Wednesday.

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski also sat out practice, but it could just be precautionary after his fairly busy Sunday in which he nailed six field goals against the Bears. He will likely play, but it is still worth keeping an eye on as we move further into the week.

Raiders
Did Not Participate In Practice: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), K Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (foot), WR Denarius Moore (foot), DE Jarvis Moss (hamstring), DT Richard Seymour (knee)

Limited Participation In Practice: DE Lamarr Houston (knee), S Michael Huff (ankle), DT Tommy Kelly (toe), S Michael Mitchell (ankle), DE Trevor Scott (shoulder), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring)

Full Participation In Practice: CB Chris Johnson (hamstring, groin)

Dolphins
Did Not Participate In Practice: G Vernon Carey (ankle)

Limited Participation In Practice: S Yeremiah Bell (foot), K Dan Carpenter (right groin)

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Sits Out Wednesday Practice

The Oakland Raiders returned to the practice field on Wednesday and they are once again without running back Darren McFadden. Their talented running back did some walking on Monday, but he did not appear at Wednesday's practice session. The Raiders are taking their time getting him back on the field, waiting for him to be 100% before getting him in on the action.

For now that means more Michael Bush. The backup running back has proven to be one of the best in the league and has put together a strong run in place of McFadden. There was some talk of trying to get McFadden back either this week against the Dolphins or next week against the Green Bay Packers. If he does not play against Miami, I would be surprised to see him play against Green Bay given the cold conditions.

The Raiders return home in three weeks to face the Detroit Lions, which would be a logical return date for McFadden. This is not based on any sort of medical or inside knowledge, but rather the progress we've seen thus far and what logic dictates moving forward. If he is suddenly good to go in a week's time that could very well change, but given the slow progress thus far, I suspect we won't see him in a game until Week 15 against the Lions.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Rejoins Workouts With 'Mostly Walking'

We break down the news that Darren McFadden is back on the practice field, although it's mostly just walking. For more on the Raiders, check out Silver & Black Pride.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders Eventually Will Work McFadden Back In Slowly

As Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden continues to work his way back from a sprained foot, the team has made it clear they will likely be working him back into the lineup fairly slowly. McFadden has been sidelined since October 23 with his foot injury and has yet to return to the practice field. He has officially been ruled out for Sunday's Week 12 contest against the Chicago Bears.

Head coach Hue Jackson spoke to the media on Friday and discussed McFadden's eventual return. Jackson indicated the team has a plan in place and does not expect him to immediately hit the ground running and be where he was when he went down with the injury.

For now Michael Bush will remaining the starting running back, with Taiwan Jones backing him up. As McFadden makes his way back, it will be interesting to see how quickly the Raiders work him back into the starting lineup. Bush has played phenomenal football, averaging 115 yards per game over the last month. Bush is also 57 yards away from a single-season rushing high.

Even more interesting is the fact that Bush is a free agent at the end of this season. Coming off what will be the best season of his career will make him a much sought-after free agent next spring.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Will The Warm Weather Of Miami Lure DMC Back?

The Oakland Raiders are likely looking at their fourth full game (fifth if you count most of the Chiefs game) without Darren McFadden in the lineup. McFadden sprained his foot in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and has been sidelined ever since, not even making it into practice. The Raiders host the Bears this week and barring any unexpected developments in practice between now and Friday, McFadden will be inactive once again.

Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran was asked if he thought McFadden will be back in time for the Week 13 game against Miami. Corkran responded in the affirmative, including a mention that he thought the warmer weather would help above and beyond the additional week of rest.

Raiders fans will want to keep an eye on this week's practice participation report for Raiders-Bears. If the Raiders can get McFadden back even on a limited basis, that would be a huge step in the right direction. McFadden is reaching the far end of the timetable for recovery from a sprained foot, so a return on a limited basis at some point this week would make a lot of sense.

In the meantime, Michael Bush will remain the number one back. Bush has had a lot of success in this recent run and will continue to be the workhorse back for the Raiders, particularly with Taiwan Jones dealing with a hamstring pull.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders Proclaim They Are Not Hiding Anything

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been sitting on the sideline for a month since spraining his foot in week seven against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders have called it a foot sprain, but naturally some are skeptical of the full extent of the injury. In his Monday press conference, Hue Jackson told the media that there was nothing being hidden with the injury and the team simply wanted to make sure McFadden was 100% before returning to the field.

Given how well Michael Bush is performing as the feature back, it is not surprising the team is prepared to take its time getting McFadden back on the field. Bush rushed 30 times for 109 yards against the Minnesota Vikings and has proven to be a workhorse back for the Raiders in recent weeks.

One slight wrinkle is the fact that Taiwan Jones pulled his hamstring against the Vikings and his status is unknown for Sunday against the Bears. Rock Cartwright would fill the backup role if Jones could not play on Sunday. It should not be a particularly big problem given how much of the load Bush is handling, but it is still worth noting.

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Raiders Vs. Vikings Injury Report: Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford Sit Out Thursday Practice

The Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings released their week 11 practice participation reports for Thursday and we saw very little change from the Raiders side. The most significant difference was CB Chimdi Chekwa, who was removed from the daily report and placed on injured reserve. The Raiders are getting further and further decimated by injuries and will look to overcome this one as well.

Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford both sat out practice again and the odds seem long for them to play this week. Both have sat out both Wednesday and Thursday practices with foot sprains. Although Ford said his foot sprain was not of the same severity as McFadden's, it is still enough to likely keep him out for at least one week.

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski continues to sit out practices as he deals with his hamstring injury. He is likely going to kick, but once again might not be available for kicks of 50+ yards. He will probably test the leg Saturday, at which point the Raiders will decide if he is good to go for Sunday.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), K Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), RB Darren McFadden (foot), DT Richard Seymour (knee), RB Manase Tonga (knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: S Matt Giordano (quadricep), S Michael Huff (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (ankle), C Samson Satele (knee), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: TE Kevin Boss (knee)

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Hue Jackson Not Prepared To Declare Him Out

The Oakland Raiders have returned to practice this week after some time off following their Thursday Night Football victory over the San Diego Chargers. Running back Darren McFadden was finally out of his walking boot on Monday, but it remains to be seen whether he will be available this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Hue Jackson would not rule out McFadden at this point, but rather wants to wait to see how he handles practice this week.

The Raiders will issue their first official practice participation report on Wednesday, at which point we'll have a better idea of McFadden's status. More than likely, given Michael Bush's strong performances to date, McFadden will sit one more week. He is an integral part of the team, but if they can buy one more week to get him back to 100% it is probably worth it. Rather than have him aggravate the injury by coming back to early, waiting an extra week is likely the better course of action.

The good news is that Michael Bush is arguably the best backup running back in the NFL. He has always been a solid replacement when McFadden has gotten hurt. It is not the optimal situation, but a lot of teams would kill for it.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Darren McFadden Misses Walk-Through, 100% Out This Thursday

Well if there was any question as to whether of not Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden would be suiting up against the San Diego Chargers this Thursday, it has been answered by Raiders insider Steve Corkran via Twitter:

Darren McFadden not part of walk-through. He won't be playing Thursday.
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This will mark the second straight game that McFadden has missed due to his ankle injury, third if you count the five minutes he played against the Kansas City Chiefs. DMC has been spending most of the week in a protective boot and didn't participate at all in any practices the last three weeks including the bye, though hopefully is getting better as the Raiders sorely need him back. 

Look for Michael Bush to get the start once again for the Silver and Black, with rookie Taiwan Jones serving as backup/change of pace back. They're going to need to give all they've got against a hungry San Diego squad in front of an always raucous Qualcomm Stadium crowd this Thursday night. 

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Raiders Vs. Chargers Injury Report: Sebastian Janikowski Not Practicing, Darren McFadden Likely Out

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers released their Tuesday injury reports and not much has changed for the Riaders. Carson Palmer moved off the limited participation and into full participation, which is a nice upgrade to have. Unfortunately Darren McFadden did not practice and is looking more and more likely to sit for another week. His sprained foot has not still not sufficiently healed, which means another week of Michael Bush at starting running back. Bush is an excellent option, but McFadden brings another level with his performance.

Sebastian Janikowski did not practice on Tuesday and it remains to be seen how effective he will be on Thursday. Much like last Saturday, Seabass will likely check out his hamstring on Wednesday and decide if he can handle kicking duties on Thursday. If he cannot, the team likely has Dave Rayner available on speed dial.

The Raiders have numerous players not practicing this week, but it is highly likely that many are getting some added rest due to the short week. For example, both Khalif Barnes and Samson Satele missed practice on Tuesday, but both are expected to play. The same would likely hold true for defensive leader Richard Seymour.

TUESDAY PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORT

Oakland Raiders
Did Not Participate In Practice: T Khalif Barnes (shoulder), QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), S Michael Huff (ankle), K Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), CB Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), RB Darren McFadden(foot), C Samson Satele (knee), DT Richard Seymour (ankle), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (hamstring), S Chinedum Ndukwe

Limited Participation In Practice: RB Rock Cartwright (calf), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (ankle), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring)

Full Participation In Practice: S Matt Giordano (neck), QB Carson Palmer (quadricep), RB Marcel Reece (shoulder)

San Diego Chargers
Did Not Participate In Practice: DE Luis Castillo (tibia), G Kris Dielman (concussion), WR Malcom Floyd (hip), LB Shaun Phillips (foot)

Limited Participation In Practice: LB Antwan Barnes (calf), LB Na'il Diggs (knee), LB Takeo Spikes (biceps)

Full Participation In Practice: WR Richard Goodman (groin), RB Ryan Mathews (groin)

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: No Structural Damage In Foot For Raiders RB

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden suffered a foot sprain in Sunday’s 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after carrying the ball only two times and collecting four total yards. Thankfully, it appears that the injury isn’t too serious. According to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, head coach Hugh Jackson says that McFadden does not have any structure damage in his foot.

Raiders fans can breathe a sigh of relief. McFadden has been wearing a boot on his foot since Monday while using crutches, but he shouldn’t have to miss an extended period of time due to any severe damage.

The Raiders will monitor McFadden’s progress carefully over the following week-and-a-half. Oakland has a bye this week, timed perfectly for McFadden, and doesn’t play again until their Nov. 6th match-up against the Denver Broncos.

McFadden will have about 10 days to nurse the injury prior to Oakland’s next game, but chances remain high that the Raiders may choose to sit McFadden even if he is feeling well for the Broncos game due to precautionary reasons. Running back Michael Bush filled in admirably with McFadden out against the Chiefs- posting 99 rushing yards on 17 carries- and could see more time if the team sits McFadden.

McFadden will rest up this week and get re-evaluated next Monday before the team decides on any definitive plan of action. If all goes well, McFadden should be back in the line-up within the next few games.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders RB On Crutches, Will Reevaluate Next Monday

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden sprained his foot in Sunday's loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and it looks like the severity of the injury will not be fully known until Monday, October 31. McFadden was at Raiders headquarters on Monday with his foot in a boot and walking with crutches. He is planning on resting the foot for the next week and re-evaluate it next Monday.

The belief is that McFadden will be able to get back on the field following the bye week, but we really will not know for sure until next week. Since the Raiders are on a bye this week, they do not need to release an injury report. Their next required injury report is the Wednesday November 2 practice participation report for their game against the Denver Broncos.

Given the foot injury, even if McFadden feels 100% next week, it would not be surprising to see the team work Michael Bush further into the mix to keep McFadden from getting overworked. They might even work Taiwan Jones in a bit more if the situation calls for it.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: McFadden Could Return For Next Game

The Raiders suffered two losses on Sunday. They lost a surprising game to the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-0 but also lost league-leading rusher Darren McFadden to a sprained right foot after only two carries. But according to AOL Sporting News, McFadden won't be out for long.

With the Raiders having their bye week this week, they won't be back on the field until Nov. 6 against the Denver Broncos, giving McFadden plenty of time to get healthy enough to continue his breakout season and lead a Raiders offense that leans on his ability to run the ball more than most teams lean on their running games.

McFadden's backup, Michael Bush, rushed for 99 yards on 17 carries on Sunday in relief but for the long-term, he isn't McFadden, who has proven to be one of the best backs in the league this season. After watching quarterbacks Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer combine to throw six interceptions, McFadden's presence will be needed if the Raiders want to continue their early season success.

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Darren McFadden Injury: Sprained Foot Leaves Oakland Raiders Star Running Back With Unknown Status

Sunday was not kind to the Oakland Raiders and the loss of star running back Darren McFadden has to be very concerning to the franchise (and his Fantasy Football owners).

McFadden sprained his right foot early in the first quarter and did not return to the game, though he was able to hobble back to the sidelines with the injured foot heavily taped. He recorded just four yards on two rushes before leaving the game. The Kansas City Chiefs ended up winning the AFC West showdown by the score of 28-0.

The Raiders did not play well without McFadden and catch a break with their bye week falling next Sunday during week eight. Not too much else is known about the injury other than the foot is sprained. We may not know more until next week as the team prepares for the Broncos on November 9. One would have to imagine McFadden will miss at least a few days of practice, if not more.

This is a tough break for Oakland, but the good news is the injury is just a sprain. It could have been a lot worse for McFadden and the foot will heal with proper rest and rehabilitation.

SB Nation Bay Area will have full updates on McFadden and the Raiders going forward. Fans should check out Silver and Black Pride for more coverage.

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Raiders-Chiefs Injury Report: Darren McFadden, Rolando McClain Suffer Injuries In Loss

The Oakland Raiders lost a brutal 28-0 decision Sunday afternoon that is hurting them more than in the standings. The Raiders lost star running back Darren McFadden early in the second quarter after two rushes and a reception. McFadden suffered an injury that was described at one point as a sprained foot. McFadden went into the locker room during the first quarter and returned to the sideline late in the second quarter. McFadden's foot was heavily taped and he never returned to the game. There is no word yet on the severity of the injury moving forward.

The Raiders also lost tight end Kevin Boss to a concussion and saw Rolando McClain get banged up with left ankle injury. McClain also went into the locker room but returned to middle linebacker later in the game. Matt Giordano also was knocked out with neck injury.

In light of these injuries, the bye week could not come at a better time. The Raiders are a banged up team that needs to get well. They will have more word on the above injuries and will also hope to get Sebastian Janikowski back and playing by week nine if possible.

The Raiders are also a team that needs to get some chemistry built between Carson Palmer and his wide receivers. Palmer struggled mightily in his Raiders debut, but some more practice time will improve those issues. While the Raiders will get some time off during the bye week, I would hope Palmer is on the practice field for a large chunk of it. After all, he has been on a two month bye.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders RB On Sideline Early In Third Quarter With Foot Injury

Oakland Raiders running back remains on the sideline early in the second half as the Raiders head back out on the field in the third quarter. Carson Palmer made his Raiders debut but he was backed by running back Michael Bush instead of McFadden.

The Raiders currently trail 21-0 and are looking for some kind of spark. Unfortunately they will have to figure things out without their MVP-caliber running back. McFadden sprained his foot in the first quarter and while he is back on the sideline, his foot is heavily taped right now. While there has been no official announcement, odds would seem high that will not return. We'll see if that changes over the next 23 minutes of game action.

Bush has responded nicely in place of McFadden, rushing for 100+ yards early into the third quarter. Bush has always been a quality backup option and when he gets chances to start he brings some serious power, with a surprising mix of athleticism. The Raiders also have Taiwan Jones in their backfield when they want to mix in more of a speed option.

New Raiders QB Carson Palmer is going to need all the help he can get on the ground as he looks to wipe off some rust following a significant layoff. Whatever the outcome of this game, it should be an interesting tow quarters of football.

For more on the Raiders and their new QB, check out Silver & Black Pride.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Sprained Foot Sidelines Raiders Running Back In First Quarter

Editor's Update: Darren McFadden reportedly has a sprained foot and is back on the Raiders sideline.

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden suffered a leg injury of some sort midway through the first quarter of the Raiders contest with the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden had two rushes for four yards and one reception for three yards before leaving with the injury. He went back to the locker room after suffering the injury and has not yet returned.

Michael Bush has come on in place of McFadden but the Raiders are also mixing in Taiwan Jones. Through the first quarter, Bush has three carries and Jones has two carries. Given their power and speed dynamic, expect the Raiders to mix in a healthy dose of the two of them as long as McFadden is sidelined.

McFadden is off to a dominant start, but the injury bug has been an issue for him throughout his NFL career. The Raiders offense goes as far as the rushing game takes them so they need McFadden back if they want to get back into this game. They currently trail 14-0 after a Kyle Boller pick-six and a nine-play touchdown drive by the Chiefs.

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