By Steve Corkran
Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 4:15 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said you can call running back Darren McFadden’s right foot injury a midfoot sprain, a Lisfranc injury or whatever else you want, but he is certain that McFadden “does not need surgery.”
Jackson also said that he still doesn’t have any idea when McFadden will be cleared to return to action. He is confident that McFadden won’t be out for the rest of the season.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was placed on injured reserve last last month with a lisfranc injury, and he is out for the season.
“I’ve been told that he has a midfoot sprain, which is just like a Lisfranc sprain, however you see that,” Jackson said. “It’s the same. It’s really one and the same. And I know one can require – both can require surgery. Both can require you to be out several, several weeks. So, they’re all in that same family.
“I just think how you describe it, based on one when you say Lisfranc, really means surgical. You got to go in and fix it right away in order to get it to heal properly. That’s why when people hear that term, everybody goes, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s what he has.’ No, he does not need surgery. That much I do know. You guys can write that. Darren McFadden does not need surgery.”
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