McFadden Questionable (Turf Toe) For Week 11, Says No To The Needle
As silly as turf toe sounds, it’s an injury serious enough to keep running backs off the field for extended periods of time. Think of Josh Beckett’s (Red Sox) frequent problems with blisters in his fingers. Anyway, players always have the option of taking a pain killer shot to alleviate the pain and, if they so choose, play through turf toe. And no, it’s nothing like that behind the door sketchy scene with Jon Voight – Coach Kilmer – in Varsity Blues. Okay…I digress, anyway, McFadden is adamantly against taking any pain killer:
McFadden: Nah, I ain’t taking no shot. The last time I took a shot (Buffalo), it made it worse on me, so that’s something I’m not gonna do again.
I’m perfectly fine with Darren McFadden taking a pass and to anyone pushing for the rookie to play, relax, the Raiders should be fine against Miami this week. Despite Vegas placing the Raiders as 10-point underdogs, the Raiders destroyed Miami last year 35-17 easily. Yes it was a one-win Miami team but they were playing without beastly Ronnie Brown down the stretch, and the Raiders destroyed the fish when Brown was healthy.
Don’t worry about McFadden, let the injury heal out, and place your bets on the Raiders this week. They’ll turn some heads.