RB McFadden breaks orbital bone, out two weeks or so


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.


Steve Corkran

  • noteasilyimpressed
  • Courageous We Were

    Al, if your not equipped to deal with team injuries, having quality back-ups, then you are a meathead. Get Bush signed and get Boss and have quality players ready when starters go down. Or aren’t resigned.

  • This stuff happens every year. It doesn’t sound as if DMAC’s eye hole is worse than Bush’s thumb was last year. It’s not like Dmac and Ford need surgery or anything.

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

  • Have a most enjoyable evening Nation!

  • Raider J

    DMc will be a’ight. This would be a good time for Taiwan to show his worth if he wasn’t hurt… or in China.
    Nice 1, Bcz

  • edward teach

    Hey 4eva… I told somebody to wake me up when the lockout ended. I’m awake, so it must be over 🙂

    I’m not panicking. Clouds blow away. It’s a long season and the teams that play the best in the second half of the year are usually the most successful. Obviously, the Raiders have a ways to go. 8-8 is not going to automatically become 10-6, especially with the schedule this year and the fact that we don’t know how much of an impact there will be from losing Nnamdi and Miller. Maybe the offense won’t need to rely on the TE as much, and maybe the front seven will get even better its second year together and CJ will be able to hold the fort in Nnamdi’s old spot, who knows.

    I think the teams that face adversity as a challenge turn out ok. Raider teams of the past would have already packed it in. I just don’t see this coaching staff and these players as the types to give up. These guys will in my opinion fight to the end.

    It’s going to be an interesting year, and I’m looking forward to it.

  • dvrick