McFadden unlikely to play Sunday vs. Broncos

November 2, 2011, 10:46 pm
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ALAMEDA -- Injured running back Darren McFadden, who sprained his right foot in the first series of the Raiders' 28-0 loss to Kansas City on Oct. 23, was seen leaving the team facility still on crutches and with his foot still in a walking boot.As such, it is very unlikely he will play Sunday against Denver at the Coliseum.

"I think we're making progress, but obviously not enough progress to get him back out here (practicing) yet," said Raiders coach Hue Jackson. "Again, we'll keep going day by day and see where he is and, hopefully, get him out here soon. If we don't, on we go."Especially with such a quick turnaround the following week with a game at San Diego on Thursday the 10th."That's been said," Jackson added. "I really think if a guy is close, but he's not totally where he needs to be, then I will take that into consideration. Because, obviously, we play again quickly the following week. But what I want to do is take the healthiest football team I can into this next game. That's the whole plan here."So expect a healthy does of Michael Bush against the Broncos, with a dash of rookie Taiwan Jones as the change-of-pace back."But obviously, Darren is our bellcow, and we hope to get him back out here," Jackson said.