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Raiders injury news: Josh Jacobs limited in walk-through practice

Calf injury is an issue for star

Syndication: Florida Times-Union
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Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY NETWORK

Updated, Nov. 30:

The Las Vegas Raiders had a walk-through practice Wednesday and star running back Josh Jacobs was limited with a calf injury. That is encouraging news since it was reported he may not practice all week.


The Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly going to have to sweat-out the availability of star running back Josh Jacobs this week after he aggravated a calf injury in a historic performance in an overtime victory at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

NFL Media reported Tuesday morning that Jacobs is not expected to practice much, if any, this week with his calf strain and he will get constant treatment with the hopes he cam play Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers.

Jacobs hurt his calf in practice Friday and was questionable to play Sunday, but he was ruled able to play after pre-game warmups. He aggravated the injury late in the game. But it didn’t stop him.

Jacobs had a monster game. He had 229 yards rushing, which is a team single-game record. He had 303 yards from scrimmage which is one of the best in NFL history. Of course, he ended the game with a 86-yard touchdown run in overtime, giving the Raiders a 40-34 victory.

He now has 1,159 rushing yards on the season. It leads the NFL. It is the third time in four years that Jacobs has ran for more than 1,000 yards joining Marcus Allen and Mark van Eeghen for the most in franchise history.

The Raiders will need Jacobs on Sunday. If he can play, Jacobs has an opportunity for another big game. The Chargers are allowing 5.4 yards a carry. It’s the worst in the NFL.