Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is out of Sunday’s crunch clash against the Denver Broncos with a sprained right foot, giving Michael Bush a first start of the season.
McFadden hurt his foot in the first quarter against Kansas City two weeks ago and has not practiced at all since.
Coach Hue Jackson has no idea when he will be back but knows he cannot rush the recovery.
“I know we’re making progress each and every day,” Jackson said. “I think he’s getting closer and closer. To me, that mid-foot sprain, you just got to take it day to day.”
Until McFadden is healthy, Bush will get a chance to shine for the Raiders. His last start came in the season finale at Kansas City last season when he ran for 137 yards and a touchdown in an Oakland win.
He rushed for 99 yards on 17 carries two weeks ago against the Chiefs and has 237 yards and three touchdowns this season.
“I have been in this situation for four years now,” Bush said. “It’s all the same. I just know when it’s my turn to play I need to take care of my opportunities.”