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Injury Update For Oakland 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)

One of the breakout rookies of 2019, Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been invaluable to Jon Gruden's .500 team. But Jacobs was hurt during last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers with a shoulder injury.

According to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, Jacobs was nowhere to be seen at the start of Raiders practice on Thursday.

That doesn't bode well for Jacobs, who Jon Gruden said yesterday would be listed as questionable for their Week 8 game against the Houston Texans. Gruden noted that Jacobs was "still very sore" and is dealing with a "legitimate shoulder" injury.

A first-round rookie out of Alabama in 2019, Jacobs has been having a stellar rookie season in Oakland.

His 430 rushing yards through the first five games were the second-most in Raiders history for a player's first five. Only Bo Jackson had more rushing yards through his first five games.

To date, Jacobs has 554 rushing yards and 92.3 yards per game. Both marks put him in the top ten in the NFL.

Suffice it to say, Oakland really needs him and they'll be relieved to see him get the all clear.

But unless he shows up to practice tomorrow, he likely won't get the starting nod this weekend.