As of half time of the game last Sunday, the Raiders looked as if they may have lost both their starting running back and the primary backup to hamstring injuries. Now, after both Darren Mcfadden and Rashad practiced all week, it appears they could have both in the lineup on Sunday when the team travels to Kansas City.
Darren McFadden left in the second quarter of the team's week 4 game against the Redskins. He had what was being considered a mild hamstring injury but we have heard that before with regard to McFadden. The immediate thought was that he would miss the next two weeks and not return to the field until after the bye. His words almost suggested he would be out more than just one game.
"It's tight, sore, so hamstrings are one of those things you want to be careful with," McFadden said last Friday. "I'd rather miss one or two games than to come back and pop it and miss four or five."
As for Jennings, his hamstring tightened up in the second quarter last week against the Chargers and he didn't return to the game for the second half. Luckily it was just tightening and he appears to be just fine.
The Raiders will need to be as healthy as possible to take on the undefeated Chiefs in Kansas City. Having their full stable of backs helps tremendously.