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Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:42 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

It's hard to imagine things could any worse for the Raiders after Sunday -- they lost 28-0 to division rival Kansas City, the newly-acquired Carson Palmer threw three picks and Darren McFadden got hurt.

But the news that McFadden is in a walking boot and on crutches, well, that's worse.

"I’m hoping to get him back soon," Hue Jackson said Monday per our Raiders Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore.

Of course, Hue also said that Carson Palmer had "poise" and "leadership" on Sunday, which are now apparently code words for "no arm strength" and "an inability to see guys on defense."

There are lots of concerns with the Raiders right now, coming off that brutal loss, but the potential loss of McFadden for any length of time is easily the biggest problem facing Oakland.

Michael Bush is a capable backup and a physical runner, but McFadden's been -- arguably -- the best running back in the NFL this year. Getting Palmer acclimated and keeping this team in contention in the AFC West without him would be a difficult task.

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Comments

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

nepatfan .... Lets see when Brady was in his walking boot for his sprain what were you saying then???? You can stand on a sprained ankle, just not move well. The walking boot is used for the same reason Brady used it, to keep you from making the sprain worse.  I am amazed at how Pats fans ridicule other players and teams for the same things the Pats do. 



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

I'd be curious to know if he's now in a walking boot, how come he STOOD the ENTIRE game on the sideline, once he left????

Doesn't make much sense to to have your star starting rb STAND on his injured foot the ENTIRE game IF his injury is that serious.

I highly doubt he's in any serious trouble of not making his next start.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:52 am
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

DMC in a walking boot is a concern because of the history of foot injuries. Hopefully, McFadden can go against Denver after the bye. Carson Palmer needs a running game to help him get back to his play action ways. It will be harder for him without McFadden's big play potential. Michael Bush needs to step up his game and run over defenders. He can't keep getting stopped from the one yard line. The Raiders will need to help Carson Palmer if they want to beat Tebow and the Broncos.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:41 am
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

THIS GUY IS CLUELESS. I GUESS THIS GUY DIDN'T SEE THE PASS TO HAYWEIED-BAY BETWEEN 2 DEFENDERS. CAMPBELL WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE THAT PASS AND BOLLER ,,,WHO KNOWS WERE THE BALL WOULD END UP.  A WALIKING BOOT IS A LOT BETTER THEN OFF HIS FEET FOR DMC. GUESS THIS GUY DID'T HAVE A GOOD STORY TO WRITE ABOUT.



Since: Mar 4, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 2:40 am
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

sprained foot is the report... two weeks to heal.. and im in no rush to have him re injure it, plus we got denver after a bye week, bush can carry the load if needed which i would almost prefer actually. need run DMC for san diego, go raiders!!



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 2:22 am
 

Darren McFadden in walking boot, on crutches

I may be a Raider fan but I am not a bias one. This article is retarded. He is in a walking boot! Nobody said they saw him with only one leg now or that his leg is broken. Maybe this is a precaution. You media people are starting to get on my nerves.


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