Dallas Cowboys’ Darren McFadden injured again and will likely miss season opener

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Darren McFadden (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Keith Allison)

Darren McFadden, running back for the Dallas Cowboys, has been injured again. This has been confirmed by coach Jason Garrett. With the injury, McFadden will likely miss the Cowboys’ opening game.

According to ESPN, Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has been injured. Coach Jason Garrett said that the injury happened on Memorial Day weekend. McFadden is said to have tried letting his cellphone hit the ground and fell on his elbow in doing so. Though McFadden was with the team for organized activities last week, he wore a protective sleeve over the injured arm.

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Sports Illustrated reports that McFadden is expected to be back by the end of training camp. Garrett has said that he hopes the running back would respond well to therapy to catch the season opener against the New York Giants. Training camp for the Cowboys would begin on July 28 and would be held in Oxnard, California.

“I don’t want to put too much of a timetable on it,” Garrett said regarding McFadden’s injury. While he is sidelinedSportnaut notes that it will give a chance for Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris more action on the field. Darius Jackson will likely see action as well in the offseason.

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How this would affect the Cowboys is yet to be seen. Last season McFadden had 1,089 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 239 times. At least for last season and in 2014 he was able to complete the whole season, however, before 2014, he missed three games due to injury.

The Cowboys hope that the injury would not affect his performance for the season, or to even get an injury within the season. The Cowboys have other players on the injury list including defensive end Benson Mayowa. He is said to have undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee though Garrett might be able to start the training camp.

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Keith Allison

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