Oct 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) hands off the ball 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: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders RB Darren McFadden healthy enough to start if Jennings out


Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden lost his starting job to injury and it’s possible he may regain the job thanks to an injury.

With just seconds left in the Raiders Thanksgiving loss to the Dallas Cowboys, starting running back Rashad Jennings was tripped up and in the process, took a nasty knee to the head. Jennings remained motionless on the field for a few moments before he eventually made his way off the field with assistance from the medical team, clearly concuss.

Former starter Darren McFadden made his way onto the field to play out the string and is reportedly healthy enough to start if Jennings can’t play in Week 13 according to head coach Dennis Allen:

Coach Dennis Allen said Darren McFadden is healthy enough to handle a full workload if Rashad Jennings (concusssion) can’t play vs. Jets.

Oakland will have a few extra days of recovery time since they played on Thanksgiving which does give Jennings a bit more time to pass the NFL’s mandated concussion test, but if he can’t, McFadden will draw the start.

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  • razkaz187

    If he doesn’t get hurt first before Sunday