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Darren McFadden Injury Update: 'No Structural Damage' Sustained In Chiefs Game

Getting McFadden healthy is the first order of business for the Raiders, so the clean bill of health is an important first step.

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 16: Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns at O.co Coliseum on October 16, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders are currently on a bye week and hoping that the week off does them well. That's because the last game against the Kansas City Chiefs could not have gone any worse.

The Raiders lost their offensive MVP to a foot injury and Darren McFadden was out after only two carries. Tight end Kevin Boss suffered a concussion. Middle linebacker (and last year's top 10 draft choice) Rolando McClain also let the game. But injuries were only a part of the problem given that the Raiders quarterbacks of Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer combined to throw zero touchdowns and six interceptions. They entered the bye week getting shut out by the visiting Chiefs -- enough to leave a sour taste for some time.

So it's good news for the Raiders that McFadden's medical tests have come out clean. Vittorio Tafur writes via Twitter that, "Hue Jackson said structural tests on RB Darren McFadden (sprained foot) have been done & he checked out fine. So, it's rest and see." Getting McFadden healthy is the first order of business for the Raiders, so the clean bill of health is an important first step.