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Foot injury likely to sideline Raiders' McFadden for rest of 2011

While Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson made it clear this week that Darren McFadden will not need surgery on his injured foot, it's unlikely the running back will play again this season, according to team sources.

McFadden has been sidelined for the Raiders' last seven games, including Sunday's meeting with the Detroit Lions, and his chronic foot condition remains a concern.

McFadden, who also hasn't practiced on the foot, would have difficulty making it back even if the Raiders reached the playoffs. He has been away from real football activities for nearly two months, so getting him in game condition would be an issue.

McFadden was on pace to challenge for the NFL's rushing title before he went down agains the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. In seven starts, he totaled 614 rushing yards and four touchdowns, as well as 19 receptions for 154 yards and one touchdown.

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