OAKLAND -- Depending on how the medical reports shake out, the Raiders have serious issues at running back after Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson failed to finish a 42-32 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of ankle injuries.

McFadden left in the second quarter Sunday, having carried seven times for 17 yards before leaving for X-rays on his left ankle, which the club said were negative. He did not return to the game or the sideline.

That left Goodson, who left the game after catching a 12-yard pass to the 4-yard line on the second play of the fourth quarter.

That left Taiwan Jones as the only healthy halfback. Having recovered his own fumble earlier in the game after a short completion from Shane Lechler on a fake punt, he carried only one time for 2 yards.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of McFadden's injury, "He's got an ankle. I'm not sure the extent of it. ... We'll have to obviously take a look at it and see where he's at."

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that McFadden had a "high ankle sprain" sustained on his first carry of the game and played with the injury "before aggravating it later." He reported McFadden would have an MRI exam Monday.

On one early series, McFadden appeared to be running well, with consecutive carries of 7, 5 and 7 yards.

McFadden played in just seven games last year before a Lisfranc sprain ended his season. He has never played more than 13 games in a season.

Goodson, according to Allen, did not need an X-ray.

The lone running back on the Raiders practice squad is Stanford's Jeremy Stewart, who signed on Sept. 3.

Other players who did not finish included safety Matt Giordano, who left with a hamstring strain after trying to corral Doug Martin in the latter stages of a 67-yard touchdown run with 2:15 left in the third quarter.

Defensive tackle Desmond Bryant left the game just before halftime and was taken to Eden Medical Center with what the team announced as an accelerated heartbeat. He was admitted to the hospital for the night for observation and was said to be resting comfortably.

  • Fullback Marcel Reece took some reps as the tailback but was used primarily as a pass receiver, with career highs in receptions (eight) and yards (95), including a 13-yard touchdown catch to get the Raiders within 35-32 in the fourth quarter.

    "It comes when it comes," Reece said about having his number called. "I don't focus on that stuff."

  • Tight end Brandon Myers had the first two touchdown receptions of his career, of 4 yards and 1 yard, the first time a Raiders tight end had two touchdown receptions in a game since Courtney Anderson in 2005 against New England.

  • Defensive end Andre Carter had his first sack as a Raider and the 77th of his career during Tampa Bay's first offensive series.

  • Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey made a one-handed catch of a 46-yard sideline throw from Palmer that set up Palmer's 25-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater with 1:20 left in the half.

    Heyward-Bey caught the ball even as he was being interfered with by Eric Wright.

    It was the eighth time in eight games the Raiders scored either a touchdown or field goal in the last two minutes of the first half.

    "My receivers coach Ted Gilmore has been on us about running through contact. The guy had my arm, and I kept running and made a play," Heyward-Bey said.

  • Starting right tackle Willie Smith was beaten for two sacks and had a holding penalty that negated a 47-yard touchdown pass from Palmer to Derek Hagan.

  • Second-year linebacker Mason Foster from Seaside finished with five tackles for the Buccaneers.

  • Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was honored Saturday at the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium. His picture was on the Volunteers' game tickets. A different alumnus is honored each week.

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