Oct 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) hands the ball off to running back Darren McFadden (20) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Darren McFadden injury update: ‘A little more concern’ than Terrelle Pryor


Not only were the Oakland Raiders embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Nick Foles and his seven touchdowns passes, in a 49-20 loss on Sunday, but they also lost their starting quarterback and starting running back.

Terrelle Pryor went down with a sprained right knee and was replaced by rookie Matt McGloin.

The Raiders don’t seem all that concerned with Pryor’s injury and have listed him as “day-to-day.”

However, they do seem to be worried about McFadden and his hamstring. McFadden re-aggravated his right hamstring injury in Sunday’s game.

“Obviously, with hamstrings, you never know, with Darren,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen told Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “So, probably a little more concern with Darren than there’d be with Terrelle but we’ll see how both of those guys are doing in the morning and that will probably dictate what their availability is going to be on Wednesday.”

On the season, McFadden has rushed for 352 yards and four touchdowns on 98 carries. He was replaced by Rashad Jennings, who filled in nicely, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

The Raiders will take on the New York Giants Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.

Tags: Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders Terrelle Pryor

  • Alex Mendoza

    How many times is that?

  • James Holtslander

    Obviously McFadden doesn’t have the body to play in the nfl. I am tired of seeing him on the sideline, while having to he’s a great weapon from commentators every week. Time to cut ties….. Sorry