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 O.co 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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  • Tim Martindale

    Who cares the Raider were not holding their breath we are use to it and frankly tired of it. I sure wish they would have tried to trade him in the offseason. As much as I like him it’s getting old.

  • Johnny

    I agree he’s never 100 Ben Tate going to free at the end of the season he would be a good addition

  • bruce67gto

    This would of been the perfect time. For our rookie running back L.Moore to show he’s our furure; just in case McFadden leaves (better get a draft choice or player for him)get something for him….stalk up