Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs shared on Christmas that he had the “fastest surgery ever” and followed up on Thursday with some more information about his condition. Jacobs shared videos that showed him with a bandage on his leg and said it was an unexpected procedure. On Thursday, he said in a post to his Instagram story that the reason for the surgery was an infection rather than an injury.
The procedure should not affect Jacobs’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, though his status was already uncertain due to a shoulder injury that’s kept him out of two of the last three games and he was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday’s estimated practice report.
The Raiders remain alive in the playoff race heading into Week 17. They need to win, get losses from the Titans and Steelers and a win from the Colts to have a chance of qualifying for the postseason.
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