Running back Josh Jacobs put the Las Vegas Raiders on his back and carried them to victory in Week 12. Making Jacobs' explosion even more impressive is the fact he popped up on the injury report with a calf problem before the contest and was a game-time decision.
However, it appears that calf issue isn't going away.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Jacobs won't practice "much, if at all" ahead of Week 13 due to his calf strain. Pelissero adds the veteran RB will receive "around-the-clock treatment" to help his chances of playing against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This certainly prompts some concern. Pelissero noted Jacobs "tweaked" the injury on Sunday after already being hobbled heading into the contest. Now it sounds like he needs the entire week off from practice and non-stop treatment just to have a shot at suiting up against Los Angeles.
It's no surprise at all that Jacobs is feeling the effects from his Week 12 performance. He handled 39 total touches (33 carries, 6 receptions) and torched the Seahawks for 303 yards from scrimmage, but that workload put the already-injured back at risk of aggravating his calf issue, which is exactly what happened.
Hopefully Las Vegas' reckless usage of Jacobs to notch a win in Week 12 doesn't lead to the RB missing extended time to recover. His status for Sunday's game against the Chargers is a major story to watch in Week 13.
The Raiders are 1.5-point underdogs against Los Angeles, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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