It's becoming a familiar refrain for Oakland Raiders fans everywhere. It's the weekday, it's a nice day in the Bay, and Darren McFadden is not practicing.
McFadden's foot injury has kept him out almost the entire second half of the season, and it's looking like if the Raiders are going to keep their AFC West title hopes alive, they'll have to do it without him. The latest report lists McFadden as out for Wednesday's practice, with no real return looking likely in the near future.
To make things worse, both of McFadden's replacements saw limited action on Wednesday, calling into question their availability for Saturday. Michael Bush sat things out with a shoulder issue and Taiwan Jones is nursing his hamstring. Oakland needs some running game to get going against Kansas City considering that both teams are still alive for that AFC West spot and avoid putting everything on Carson Palmer to win the game for them.
Here's the list of the full injuries.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), WR Jacoby Ford (foot), DT John Henderson (knee), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Darren McFadden (foot), WR Louis Murphy (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: RB Michael Bush (shoulder), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring), DT Tommy Kelly (toe)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: RB Rock Cartwright (calf), S Matt Giordano (shoulder), CB Bryan McCann (concussion), WR Denarius Moore (foot), CB Stanford Routt (knee), C Samson Satele (shoulder), WR Chaz Schilens (hip)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE: S Jon McGraw (ankle), C Casey Wiegmann (calf)