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 NBCSportsBayArea.com, 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.
Don’t see Trent Brown out here at the start of Raiders practice. Josh Jacobs is working. Tyrell Williams, too.
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) September 19, 2019
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.