Bush could be out awhile for Raiders

The latest report on the fractured thumb of Raiders RB Michael Bush isn’t offering a positive outlook.

Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times reports it’s “highly unlikely” Bush will play in the season opener against the Titans and could miss a quarter of the season, or more. McDonald consulted with an orthopedic surgeon in general terms about such an injury, who believed a four- to six-week recovery would be a “best-case scenario.”

According to multiple reports, Tom Cable hasn’t had a lot to say about the injury or the surgery. Bush actually posted a photo of himself before the surgery on Twitter account on Tuesday, so there is that.

It sounds as though Bush will be out for a while, a big blow to the Raiders. He appeared to be in the driver’s seat for carries over Darren McFadden, who is now the unquestioned man. We’ll get to see a lot more of the former fourth overall pick.

Bush’s injury will also have an impact on the Raiders’ final 53-man roster, making it more likely backups Michael Bennett and Rock Cartwright make the team.

I’m pretty certain Adam Rank will have an opinion about McFadden in the fantasy blog, so keep an eye out.

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