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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