Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden knew he would be battling for carries this fall when the Dallas Cowboys selected former Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott early in the first round of the NFL draft.
Now, it appears the former SEC star may not be able to make his case for playing time through head-to-head competition in training camp.
According to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, the former Razorbacks RB suffered a fractured elbow in a “home accident” over the Memorial Day weekend.
Details of the incident were not immediately made available on Tuesday, but the team did announce McFadden had surgery to correct the issue and is expect to be out for “a couple of months.”
Though the injury was roughly two weeks old, McFadden reportedly attempted to practice on Monday before realizing the severity of the injury.
If McFadden, who rushed for 4,590 yards for Arkansas from 2005-07, truly does miss two months, it puts his status for training camp and the beginning of the regular season in serious question.
McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards in 2015, which was his first season with the Cowboys. It was the former first-round pick’s first 1,000-yard season since 2010 with the Oakland Raiders.