By Steve Corkran
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 5:38 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson just revealed that star running back Darren McFadden left the game late in the fourth quarter with a groin injury.
Jackson didn’t provide a timetable for how long McFadden might be sidelined or the severity of the injury. However, a short time later McFadden said that his groin just tightened up on him and that he expects to be fine.
That’s welcome news to the Raiders faithful, who are growing accustomed to McFadden dominating games and realize his value to the team’s overall success.
Against the New York Jets on Sunday, McFadden rushed for a game-high 171 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 7 yards.
If McFadden can’t play against the New England Patriots next Sunday, rookie Taiwan Jones and veteran Michael Bush would get added work.
In other news, Jackson said that free safety Michael Huff suffered a concussion and cornerback Chris Johnson hurt a hamstring. Both players left the game early on and never returned.
Off to write a lengthy post off the Raiders’ impressive 34-24 victory before a sold-out crowd in the home-opener at the Coliseum.
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