Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been out of action as he deals with a nagging hamstring injury, but the team and fantasy owners alike are a little happier with the latest news from Raiders head coach Dennis Allen.
According to reports, McFadden is getting closer to a return to the field.
From Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times:
Coach Dennis Allen said RB Darren McFadden had a productive workout with trainer today. McFadden is “definitely getting closer,” Allen said.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) November 21, 2013
Unfortunately for McFadden, his return to the line up could be coming too late.
In his absence, Rashad Jennings has stepped up in a big way.
Jennings has been looking impressive since stepping in to the starting line up and he has very likely done enough to take over as the Raiders full-time starter. This means that, even when McFadden returns, the first-round pick will only be getting a share of the carries.
The news is positive for McFadden, but his status for Sunday’s Week 12 match up against the Tennessee Titans remains in question.