Raiders fullback Marcel Reece "good to go"

Raider Nation, you can now take a breath of fresh air. Fullback Marcel Reece appears to be good to go moving forward with his undisclosed foot injury.

Reece practiced for his second straight day, getting the go ahead from the doctors and coaches to practice at full speed after his MRI came up negative.

The six-year veteran admitted that he was a little scared when he sustained the injury.

“I mean, it’s always kind of scary when you’re not used to being hurt and you don’t really feel right,” Reece said after Wednesday’s practice. “Like I always say, anything below the waist is the worst, because that’s where we make our living, running. When I can’t run, it’s definitely a little scary. It happened Friday night in the game, early on. I kept playing on it, probably made it a little worse and the X-ray Friday night came back negative, so that was positive. It just still didn’t feel right. It’s still not completely right. Obviously, you can see me in the boot right now, but the deal is right now I’m going to stay in the boot until I step on the field. It won’t aggravate it anymore and hopefully it’ll make it feel a little better.”

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen acknowledged that Reece should even be good enough to play in the third preseason bout against the Green Bay Packers. Whether or not he appears is still yet to be seen.

“He was full-go today,” Allen said Wednesday after practice. “He was full practice, looked good out there running around, so he should be good to go for the game.”

Despite it just being a preseason game, Reece wants to be out on the field with his team if he can help contribute but knows the decision is ultimately up to the coaches.

"My job is just to go out there and play,'' Reece said. "If coach tells me they don't want me to play in a preseason game, I'll respect their decision. I want all my teammates to know, as a leader and a captain of this team, that if I'm able to play and help them win I'll be out there if it's a preseason game, Super Bowl, first week of the season, no matter what.''

Reece, who appeared in a boot in the locker room following practice, would not disclose what the exact injury was but told reporters that it shouldn’t be something that will affect him in the regular season.

"To be honest, like I’ve told everyone else, it’s a foot issue. It’s something that I’m going to deal with. To be honest with you, there’s probably three people in this world that really know what’s going on. Like I said, if I’m able to be on the field, I’m going to be on the field. I think that’s all anyone needs to know.''

I feel that after this week's game maybe just get a little rest before New York and it will be 100 percent. It's feeling better every day.”

Allen agreed with Reece that the injury doesn’t appear to be one that the team will have to manage moving forward.

“I don’t think so. When I watched him out there today running around, I mean he looked pretty good out there running around, so I don’t expect that to be something that we’ve got to manage, but we’ll see as this thing moves along. Obviously if it becomes a hindrance then we’ll have to manage it, but if not we’ll let him go out there and play, but I didn’t notice anything today.”

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