Running back Darren McFadden, moving rather stiffly, made his way through the locker room Monday only long enough to say, “I’m feeling all right’’ before making an exit, stage right.
Judging not from any solid information other than speculation based what has transpired so far this season with Team Hamstring, we won’t see McFadden this week against the San Diego Chargers, and possibly longer.
McFadden is the NFL’s third leading rusher with 392 yards and he’s also caught 16 passes for 162 yards. He surpassed his entire 2009 12-game yardage total (357 yards) against Houston before pulling up on a 23-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
No one seems quite sure why the Raiders have been so susceptible to hamstring pulls, although one player quipped, “We’re just too fast, I guess.’’