It's been over three weeks since the Oakland Raiders had running back Darren McFadden suit up for a game or even practice with his sprained foot, though head coach Hue Jackson said on Wednesday that Run DMC made some 'huge progress' over the course of the week.
McFadden is all but scratched against the Vikings this Sunday, though Coach Jackson may have opened up some hope for his return this week. DMC watched practice on Wednesday without a boot, and if he can't get ready by Sunday, Jackson hopes he'll be back for the Nov. 27 home game against the Bears.
Wide receiver Jacoby Ford was still out with his sprained foot injury on Wednesday, and is also out against Minnesota. Defensive tackle Richard Seymour has missed the last two practices with a sore ankle, but Jackson said he'll be fine, just giving his veteran a little extra R&R, as he did as well with safety Michael Huff, who didn't play Thursday against the Chargers. Huff has been laying hurt for over a month, but is ready to go against the Vikes.
Rookie cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke returned to practice Wednesday from a hamstring injury, but is not assured of getting his starting job back from Lito Shepard according to Coach Jackson.
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