Injured Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden isn't expected to miss considerable time after suffering a foot injury against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, according to a report.
McFadden suffered a sprained right foot only two carries into the game and did not return the rest of the game. He did get treatment in the locker room, including having his right foot taped up, but Raiders coach Hue Jackson decided against using the star running back the rest of the game.
While the injury didn't look good, Sporting News reported on Monday that McFadden likely won't miss any big stretch of time with the Raiders bye week coming in Week 8. The hope for the Raiders is that McFadden rests this week and will be ready to play Week 9 against the Denver Broncos.
During McFadden's absence on Sunday, backup running back Michael Bush rushed for 99 yards on 17 carries, but was unable to help the Raiders avoid a 28-0 drubbing by the Chiefs.
McFadden has rushed for 614 yards and four touchdowns -- good for fourth best in the NFL. McFadden will likely be counted upon to help the offense transition from Jason Campbell, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury, to Carson Palmer.
Palmer got some experience on Sunday against the Chiefs, but showed some rust from not playing this season. The Raiders acquired Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals for a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 second-round draft pick, which can improve to a first-round pick if Palmer leads the Raiders to the Super Bowl.