Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden hasn't played in three weeks, and the teams offense is struggling on an epic level. They haven't scored a touchdown since October 26 against Baltimore, and have found first downs hard to come by.
McFadden has been bothered by turf toe on both feet for much of the season, injuries that may or may not have been caused by shoes that don't quite fit. Just don't expect the No. 4 overall pick to take another painkilling shot to get on the field. From Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee:
He didn't try to play yesterday and missed his third straight game. And he won't try to use medicine to get on the field. "Nah, I ain't taking no shot," McFadden said. "The last time I took a shot (Buffalo), it made it worse on me, so that's something I'm not gonna do again."
The Raiders have been held to just 16 points and 247 yards rushing in the previous three games without McFadden.
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