Darren McFadden is already listed as doubtful, but the unofficial word is that he’s going to miss his eighth straight game this season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders star running back might not even play again this season if he can’t feel up to par for the final game and the Raiders miss the playoffs. It’s a disappointing situation, but Hue Jackson, the Raiders coach admits “it doesn’t look great” when speaking on McFadden’s ability to play.
Steve Corkran writes, "An ESPN report Thursday, citing an unnamed league source, said McFadden met with Dr. Robert Anderson last week and underwent numerous tests in an attempt to gauge whether he can play again this season. Dr. Anderson reportedly told McFadden that his foot is not healed all the way, and McFadden’s biggest issue is managing the pain if he wants to play.
“Even if McFadden decides to play in the final game, it’s doubtful Jackson would sign off on the move unless the Raiders still are in playoff contention. They face the prospect of being eliminated Saturday. McFadden jogged and worked on lateral movements with a team trainer Tuesday, well away from the rest of his teammates. He wasn’t spotted at all the next two days. McFadden was unavailable for comment. He has not spoken with the media since he suffered his injury Oct., 23.”
Thus far in 2011, McFadden has rushed 113 times for 614 yards and 4 touchdowns.