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Injury Update For Raiders RB Josh Jacobs

Derek Carr hands the ball off to Josh Jacobs of the Oakland Raiders.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders hands the ball off to running back Josh Jacobs #28 of the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Any doubt about Josh Jacobs has been put to rest in just the first two weeks of the season. The former Alabama running back has carried Oakland's backfield thus far.

This weekend the Raiders will face the Minnesota Vikings on the road. If they want to keep the game close, they'll need Jacobs on the field.

He's currently dealing with a groin injury, which he suffered last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier today, he shared that he's also been fighting an illness that resulted in him losing weight.

Despite dealing with a few medical issues, Jacobs is making an attempt to play this weekend.

According to Scott Bair of, the rookie tailback returned to practice on Thursday.

Jacobs wasn't the only player to return to practice as Tyrell Williams was also seen on the field.

Oakland would have to rely on Jalen Richard and DeAndré Washington in the event Jacobs cannot play.

Through the first two weeks of the season, Jacobs has totaled 212 yards and two touchdowns. His production has been dramatically better than anything the Raiders had from their running backs in 2018.

Jacobs has two more days to recover before the Raiders face the Vikings in Week 3.