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Healthy today, McFadden still dogged by injury

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08:04 AM ET 07.31 | One day into training camp and the Raiders' most dynamic offensive player, Darren McFadden, has a clean bill of health. A good-natured sort, McFadden politely fields all queries about his propensity for injury but has no solutions. "If someone has an answer for it, I would love for them to tell me," McFadden said Monday. Seven games into the 2011 season, McFadden appeared headed for 1,500-plus rushing yards and the Raiders were playoff contenders. Then came a short completion from Kyle Boller, an awkward twist, and a dreaded Lisfranc sprain of the right arch. ... "I think we all understand that he's an explosive playmaker for us and we need him to be healthy for an entire season," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. That would be a first.

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July 31, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Injuries suck, but they're part of the game.

July 31, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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Injuries suck, but they're part of the game.

Yeah, but I'd like to see the loud-mouthed idiots with the long nagging injuries. You ever wonder what many of these injury-prone players could have done had they been able to stay healthy?

July 31, 2012  08:46 AM ET

I hope he is healthy. He is one of my fantasy league keepers!

July 31, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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You ever wonder what many of these injury-prone players could have done had they been able to stay healthy?

Bo "Freaking" Jackson...

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July 31, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Bo "Freaking" Jackson...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS!!!

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July 31, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS!!!

Absolutely! And a really nice person as well.

July 31, 2012  11:45 AM ET

I like McFadden alot...but can he stay healthy all season......I doubt it.

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July 31, 2012  12:53 PM ET
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Absolutely! And a really nice person as well.

I have never heard less than that. Also hear he is a GREAT cook.

I got to see him once while he was with the Royals... he hit a line drive straight into Nolan Ryan's mouth.

July 31, 2012  01:48 PM ET
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I hope he is healthy. He is one of my fantasy league keepers!

I'd look for someone to take him off your hands...

Thru 4 seasons, he has yet to play 16 games.

If he was gonna live up to the hype... He would have done it by now...

July 31, 2012  03:02 PM ET
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I have never heard less than that. Also hear he is a GREAT cook.I got to see him once while he was with the Royals... he hit a line drive straight into Nolan Ryan's mouth.

The best part of Seahawk football is watching that clip of Bo Jackson running over Brian Bosworth. Seahawks have had some other memorable moments, and some of them were good, but I never get tired of that particular clip.

July 31, 2012  04:07 PM ET
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he hit a line drive straight into Nolan Ryan's mouth.

Really? I heard that happened to Jim Kaat but never Ryan.

July 31, 2012  04:47 PM ET

What's the over/under on McFadden's season ending injury this year?

July 31, 2012  05:04 PM ET

McFadden is the RB version of Andre Johnson. A tremendous talent but can't seem to stay healthy for a full season.

July 31, 2012  05:53 PM ET

Can anybody say fragile? Mc Fadden!

July 31, 2012  06:46 PM ET

It would be great to see what this guy could do if he stayed healthy, hope he makes it!!!

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August 1, 2012  12:25 AM ET
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Can anybody say fragile? Mc Fadden!

McFragile

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