Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is tackled by Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden likely avoided serious hamstring injury

When healthy, there’s no question that Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is among the best in the league.

Only problem? That whole ‘healthy’ thing.

McFadden has garnered a reputation of being injury prone, a reputation that had Raider faithful cringing when they saw their talented running back clutching for the back of his leg during their loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon. And they had reason as the initial injury didn’t look promising.

Thankfully though, it appears the Raiders and McFadden dodged a bullet as it’s being reported that the Raiders starting running back has likely avoided a significant setback.

Per Ian Rapoport:

Sounds like #Raiders RB Darren McFadden’s hamstring injury isn’t a major one. We’ll see about this Sunday, but he avoided serious injury

Considering the Raiders also lost talented fullback Marcel Reece yesterday, it was a rough day in Oakland backfield.

If McFadden is unable to return for Week 5 (and Reece, who should be out(, Rashad Jennings would likely get the starting nod against the San Diego Chargers.

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