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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Out For Raiders Vs. Chargers

Run-DMC is going to be shut down for another week.

Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders appears to have been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. His sprained foot kept him out of practice on Monday, and with a short week coming up, it makes sense that McFadden would be put out of play on a short week. Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle has the report

Darren McFadden will miss a second straight game Thursday because of his sprained foot. According to team sources, Michael Bush will start against the Chargers, after he ran for 96 yards on 16 carries in Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Broncos.

With McFadden out, that'll mean Michael Bush is going to be the starting tailback on Thursday. Bush played okay on Sunday against the Broncos, but wasn't able to handle a full workload and forced the Raiders to go to the air to try and get things going in the second half. Oakland's offense wasn't as consistent as they would have liked it to be though, and Denver eventually came back and sealed the win. 

They'll need consistency in the running attack if they expect to beat the high-octane Chargers this week.

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