A look at some of the injury issues involving the AFC West:
Oakland running back Darren McFadden is still on crutches. He was injured in Week 7. At this point, it looks like the Raiders may rest him Sunday against Denver and try to get him ready to play at San Diego next Thursday.
Other Oakland players who didn’t practice Wednesday included kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) and linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle). Fullback Marcel Reece practiced fully and he is expected to play after missing a month with an ankle injury.
For Denver, rookie safety Quinton Carter did not practice with a concussion he suffered against Detroit. Tackle Orlando Franklin was limited with a groin injury he suffered in that game. Ruining back Willis McGahee was limited with a hand injury he that kept him out of last week’s game. The Broncos aren’t sure if McGahee will be ready to face Oakland.
Several Chargers missed practice Wednesday as they prepare to face the Packers on Sunday. Among those missing were running backs Ryan Mathews (groin) and Curtis Brinkley (concussion), guard Kris Dielman (he is out for, at least, another game with a concussion), receivers Vincent Jackson (hamstring) and Malcom Floyd (hip) and linebacker Shaun Phillips (foot). Running back Mike Tolbert practiced fully after missing the Chiefs’ game with a hamstring injury.
For Kansas City, safety Jon McGraw didn’t practice with a shoulder injury.