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Report: High ankle sprain for Darren McFadden

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Darren McFadden is going to have an MRI on his ankle injury but the prognosis is not very uplifting.

Thearon W. Henderson

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the ankle injury DMC has is a high ankle sprain. This is terrible news as high ankle sprains are notoriously slow to heal, as is McFadden himself.

This is another step in the wrong direction for the injury prone running back. Things haven't been going well for DMC this year and now they are getting worse. It is especially debilitating coming after McFadden's best game of the year last week against Kansas City.

The high ankle sprain diagnosis means that DMC is likely out for an unknown amount of time. There is no timetable for recovery that has been announced yet but with Darren's injury history it does not look promising. Hopefully he can recover quickly but as of right now I have little reason to be optimistic about it.

With the status of Mike Goodson still unknown it leaves Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reese as the only health Oakland running backs. If McFadden misses a considerable amount of time the Raiders will likely have no choice but to look for a free agent running back. Its just the Raiders luck for an injury like this to happen directly after the trading deadline has passed.