Raiders Running Backs McFadden, Reece Suffer Injuries Against Redskins

The Oakland Raiders went into their Week 4 matchup against the Washington Redskins without their leading rusher in quarterback Terrelle Pryor. With backup quarterback Matt Flynn under center, the Raiders needed the injury prone Darren McFadden to start carrying a bigger load.

Unfortunately for the Raiders offense, the injuries didn’t stop with Pryor. The first half saw the rest of their starting backfield go down with injury.

McFadden left the game early with a hamstring injury and later returned to the sideline in his street clothes after rushing 5 times for 29 yards. This coming after the Raiders had declared pro bowl full back Marcel Reece out for the rest of the game in the first quarter after sustaining a knee injury.

With McFadden out, backup Rashad Jennings stepped up, stayed healthy and rushed 15 times for 45 yards while hauling in 8 passes for 71 yards.

The seriousness of McFadden and Reece’s injuries have not been released yet, however, if they miss extended time, fantasy owners should look to pick up Jennings off the waiver wire, especially in PPR leagues.

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