Raiders RB Josh Jacobs gets major injury update from Rich Bisaccia ahead of Week 13 vs. Washington
The Las Vegas Raiders are set for a key home matchup against the Washington Football Team in Week 13, but they could be without running back Josh Jacobs for the contest.
Jacobs was added to the Raiders’ injury report on Thursday. He was a full participant during the team’s scheduled practice session on Wednesday but was then limited on both Thursday and Friday due to a knee injury.
During a press conference on Friday, Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia officially listed Jacobs as questionable for the upcoming matchup with Washington. He also noted that wideout DeSean Jackson (calf), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) and cornerback Keisean Nixon (ankle) are questionable for Week 13 due to their respective injuries, but at the least, they all took part in light activities during practice.
“They ran out there a little bit through most of the practice,” Bisaccia said. “We’ll make a final decision on how it looks tomorrow.”
Jacobs has been healthy for the past couple of months, as he has played in the team’s last eight games. However, he did face injury issues early in the campaign, as he was ruled out from Las Vegas’ clashes against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins due to an ankle injury.
If the Raiders opt to keep Jacobs out from their upcoming contest with Washington, then backup running back Kenyan Drake is slated to receive an increase in rush attempts this week. He has totaled for 537 yards from scrimmage over 11 games played this season.
The Raiders need a win over Washington this week in order to keep pace in the AFC West race.