Raiders coach Hue Jackson just revealed that lead running back Darren McFadden missed practice Thursday because he suffered a fractured orbital bone. McFadden is expected to miss two weeks or so.
Jackson pointed out how McFadden missed significant time in training camp last season and went on to have the best season of his three-year NFL career.
In McFadden’s absence, along with unsigned free agent Michael Bush, the Raiders were down to Rock Cartwright and Louis Rankin at running back. Veteran Michael Bennett also is sidelined by injury right now.
McFadden wasn’t on the practice field at all. We’ll see if we can catch him afterward for comment. Headed back to the field for player interviews. Back at you in awhile.