Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has returned to practice with the team after rehabilitating from a foot injury that cost him more than half of the 2011 season, according to NFL.com.
“It was one of those things where you just hated it,” McFadden said. “Week after week you’re trying to get out there, and you can’t get out there because your foot won’t let you. One of those deals, you have to just keep going, keep pushing for it. Injuries like that take a lot of time to heal up so it’s not something you can just get back out there on too soon.”
“Everybody has their own opinion, so, for me, I’m just going out there playing, going hard, if I get hurt, so be it,” he said. “I could see if it was just going down the street, falling over, getting hurt, that’s different, but I’m out there playing hard when I get hurt.”
McFadden had run for 614 yards in seven games before his injury, collecting four touchdowns on the ground and one in the air.
In 2010, McFadden ran for 1157 yards and seven touchdown in 13 games.