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’ McFadden injured again, this time its his ankle


Let it be known that oft-injured Raiders RB Darren McFadden is at it again, this time with a bum ankle.

McFadden missed Wednesday’s practice because of the injury, which has been confirmed to be to his ankle. According to ESPN,

“He actually injured the ankle in the game the other day and it was [hurt] more than what we had initially thought,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “He wasn’t able to go today and hopefully we’ll be able to get him out there soon, but I don’t know.”

Oakland has many options for a running back replacement, however at this time, the injury bug is affecting the majority of them. With McFadden hurt, the next in line would be Rashad Jennings, who still has yet to clear his concussion tests.

After Jennings comes Jeremy Stewart. But Stewart too, hurt himself during the team’s Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys, injuring his knee and ankle.

Next on the depth chart would be Taiwan Jones, a player who was previously listed as a running back for the Raiders. What’s weird about Jones now is that he converted to corner back for the Raiders. It does seem, however, that they have gotten him back behind the quarterback and running the football in practice.

Once I got out there, everything started coming naturally, like you said, just like riding a bike,” Jones said. “The more reps I got, the more comfortable I was.

“We’ve got a lot of backs down and you don’t know what’s going to happen with Rashad so, just in case. You’ve got to prepare for the worst.”

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  • AF AF AF

    I like McFadden but we can do better with him. A pretty big bust unfortunatly. You would not exspect that as everything i read he was never injured in college. I just dont want to see hom leave oakland and do amazing with another team!

  • Angel

    AND Latavius Murray is hurt…… We can’t depend on the rookie I know, but damn!!!!