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Raiders not willing to push RB McFadden's return too soon

Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has a message for all those anxious to see Darren McFadden return to the field: The star running back won't play until he's 100 percent healthy.

McFadden has missed three games since he sprained his foot Oct. 23 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson said Monday, via the Contra Costa Times, that McFadden isn't suffering from a more severe injury than the mid-foot sprain the team is reporting, nor are the Raiders hiding him.

Jackson also told reporters Monday that he won't know more about McFadden's status for Sunday's game against the Jay Cutler-less Chicago Bears until later in the week.

The Raiders' running attack hasn't missed a beat without McFadden, as backup Michael Bush has combined for 500 total yards and three touchdowns in the interim.

Jackson wouldn't rule out wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (spine) and also said center Samson Satele (concussion) would be cleared to play pretty quickly, according to the newspaper. Both were injured this past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

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