Raider running back Josh Jacobs was unable to play this week due to his lingering shoulder injury. Jacobs’ shoulder was injured in Week 7 and he’s been playing through pain ever since. Jacobs revealed this week that he’s been playing with a fracture in his shoulder and this week it finally caught up to him.
Coach Jon Gruden said that “(Jacobs) was really in tears today, he wanted to play. Took a shot to play like he’s been doing but the injury wouldn’t let him go. . . I don’t know what his status will be next week or the upcoming ballgames.”
Jacobs now has an MRI scheduled this week according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Oakland also lost to the Titans, severely hurting their playoff chances. The situation may call for level heads to keep Jacobs from hurting his shoulder even more, because it looks like he will play if he can get out there.
The Raider’s rookie has had a great season, rushing 218 times for 1,061 yards and seven touchdowns. He leads the rookie of the year race at the moment and still could win out if he ends up getting shut down.
If he misses time, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will continue to see more work, but Washington was the clear lead against the Titans and would be the pickup for fantasy football going forward.