Las Vegas Raiders Running Back Heads to Locker Room

One of the 2022 regular season's biggest stars could be done for the night. Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs exited during the third quarter of his team's Thursday Night Football matchup with Los Angeles Rams with a finger injury and was declared questionable to return. Jacobs came down awkwardly on his hand at the end of a 15-yard rush. He left the field in apparent pain and was escorted to the locker room for X-rays. He totalled 19 rushes for 73 yards with one touchdown and added one reception for eight yards before his departure.

Entering tonight, Jacobs was the league's leading rusher with 1303 yards and also the league leader in yards from scrimmage with 1634. The Raiders led 13-3 at the time of his exit, and the Rams have shown little bite on offense under Baker Mayfield, so Jacobs' unavailability might not be too devastating in tonight's game. But an extended absence could be a death blow to the 5-7 Raiders' playoff chances.

Jacobs initially entered the league as the Raiders' 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. He is set to hit unrestricted free agency following this season after the Raiders declined to pick up his fifth-year option.

UPDATE: Jacobs returned to the game late in the third quarter.
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