Raiders running back Darren McFadden, a first-rounder in 2008 who had a breakout season in 2010, will have to wait a while to build on his success from last season.
Per Steve Corkran of InsideBayArea.com, McFadden is expected to miss “two weeks or so” after suffering a fractured orbital bone.
(Tom Cable and Bill Romanowski have solid alibis.)
Coach Hue Jackson disclosed the injury, pointing out that McFadden missed a large portion of training camp last year, too.
The Raiders had only Rock Cartwright and Louis Rankin at tailback. Michael Bush is unsigned, and veteran Michael Bennett is injured. (Corkran didn’t mention the whereabouts of rookie Taiwan Jones.)