Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden sustained a
high ankle sprain during yesterday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Raiders RB Darren McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain on his first carry of the game, played through it before aggra… say.ly/OxU4wa0
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2012
McFadden exited the game just before halftime. X-rays came
back negative, and he will undergo an MRI today, according to Schefter. While
it’s good news that nothing is broken, a high ankle sprain can sideline players
for a significant amount of time. The Raiders playoff hopes were already
slipping away, as they fell to third place in the AFC West with their loss to the
Bucs, and losing McFadden for an extended period of time would seem to be the
final nail in their coffin.
Beyond McFadden, several other Raiders sustained injuries
yesterday, including defensive lineman Desmond Bryant and running back Mike
Goodson. Bryant was taken to the hospital because of a fast heartbeat, while
Goodson, McFadden’s replacement, limped off the field in the fourth quarter
with a right ankle injury.
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