Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden left Sunday’s blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a strained hamstring. McFadden was immediately ruled out after he left the game, which should indicate that the injury isn’t a minor issue. No word yet on the extent of the injury, but it is a re-aggravation of a previous hamstring strain.
QB Terrelle Pryor left Sunday’s loss with a sprained knee. Word is he was kept out of the game more as a precaution than anything else, considering how far down the Raiders were at the time, the loss all but guaranteed.
Injury Outlook: These last two weeks are a microcosm of McFadden’s entire career. He had a fantastic performance the week before, looking as strong and healthy as we’ve seen from him. Then this week, we finally begin trusting him again and he leaves the game with ANOTHER LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCLE STRAIN! This is just as predictable a situation as there exists in fantasy football today.
There isn’t any available information at this time in regards of how much time he’ll miss or how severe this recent strain actually is. Only time will tell with this one, but I can guarantee you that the Raiders will be overly cautious with McFadden this time around, so I can see this being a multi-week injury for him.
In Pryor’s case, he’s currently listed as day-to-day, but he himself said his knee felt stable and that he isn’t concerned about it at all. I’d expect Pryor to be just fine for Week 10 barring an unexpected setback during this week of practice. Watch for his practice participation, as she should be back on the field by Wednesday or Thursday.
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