Raiders RB Taiwan Jones suffers ankle injury, return questionable versus Saints

Thearon W. Henderson

In a critical game versus the Saints, Raiders RB Taiwan Jones leaves game with ankle injury.

The Oakland Raiders are 31st in the league in rushing yards per game (76.6), and are already missing Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson versus the New Orleans Saints.

In the 2nd quarter today, RB Taiwan Jones left the game due to an ankle injury, and the Raiders are saying he is questionable to return.

If Jones cannot return, rushing dutie will fall to fullback Marcel Reece, who had a total of 13 carries before today's game.

This is a critical injury for the 3-6 Raiders, who are desparate for a win this week in hopes of keeping pace with the 4-5 San Diego Chargers for 2nd place in the AFC West. The Chargers are losing 7-10 to the West-leading Broncos this afternoon, as Philip Rivers is struggling to find any rhythm.

Stay tuned for more injury updates, as the Raiders will more than likely end up in shootout with the Drew Brees-led Saints this afternoon.

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