Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is
expected to play in Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos after putting
in a full practice on Wednesday.
McFadden, who has missed Oakland's last four contests after sustaining a high
ankle sprain during a loss to Tampa Bay on Nov. 4, was listed as probable on
the team's final injury report. The notoriously brittle back resumed
practicing last week and was termed questionable for Sunday's matchup against
Cleveland, but was ultimately held out as a precaution.
It's unclear as to whether McFadden, who rushed for 1,157 yards in 2010 but
was limited to just seven games last season by a sprained foot, will be
immediately inserted back into a prominent role against the Broncos. Marcel
Reece, who's compiled 456 yards from scrimmage as the team's primary back the
last few weeks, is dealing with a sore hamstring, though he's also listed as
Mike Goodson, out the past four games as well with an ankle sprain of his own,
could also be in the mix after also showing up as probable on the final
Quarterback Carson Palmer (right thumb), tight end Brandon Myers (shoulder),
offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (triceps) and safeties Tyvon Branch (neck) and
Matt Giordano (concussion) are also slated to play in Thursday's tilt for
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour has been ruled out for a fifth consecutive
week, however, due to knee and hamstring issues.
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