By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 11:25 am in Oakland Raiders.
Running back Darren McFadden missed the Raiders final nine regular-season games with a midfoot sprain. As it turns out, he would have practiced today for the first time since Oct. 23 if the Raiders would have made the playoffs.
That’s the word from coach Hue Jackson, anyway.
“He was going to be out there practicing with us this Wednesday,” Jackson said in a radio interview Tuesday night on NFL Sirius. “That’s what’s so disappointing. We were about to get totally healthy at the right time. I know he was going to give it a go. He felt much better than what he had been feeling, and we really felt comfortable that he was mending properly and ready to get back out there with the guys.”
If nothing else, that bodes well for McFadden being healthy enough to practice once offseason workouts begin.
McFadden did not practice with his teammates once after he suffered his injury against the Kansas City Chiefs. Michael Bush filled the void and rushed for 977 yards.
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