Raiders turned into the walking wounded

Raiders turned into the walking wounded
October 24, 2011, 1:24 am
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OAKLAND -- Already without their starting quarterback in Jason Campbell, their starting fullback inMarcel Reece, a starting cornerback in Chris Johnson, a starting defensive end in the IR'd Matt Shaughnessy and their record-setting placekicker in Sebastian Janikowski, the Raiders had four players unable to finish the 28-0 loss to Kansas City due to injury.

Darren McFadden, who entered the day as the NFL's leading rusher, left the game after the Raiders' first offensive series with an injury to his right foot. He emerged from the locker room before halftime with the foot heavily bandaged but did not play again after getting four yards on two carries.

Tight end Kevin Boss also suffered a concussion in the defeat on his lone reception, an 11-yard pickup in the third quarter.

Plus, safety Matt Giordano seemed to be bothered in pregame warmups and did not finish with neck spasms.

And middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who suffered a badly sprained ankle at Houston two weeks ago, injured his lower left leg against the Chiefs.

"All those things," said coach Hue Jackson, "we'll know a little more tomorrow after we get a chance to get them further evaluated."

The Raiders' bye week could not have come at a better time.

"It's a different game," Jackson said, when asked if McFadden being knocked out affected things. "I mean we got to play when guys get hurt. Guys are going to get hurt. We lost our quarterback a week ago, Darren went down. I'm not going to make excuses for our football team. I'm not that wayand we're not going to blink about this.

"I know you guys are going to write whatever you want to, and deservedly so. We got our tails kicked. But I promise you this, we'll be back. We will be back."