Buffalo Bills star running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller have been listed questionable for Week 4’s game against the New England Patriots after practicing yesterday. Jackson was able to start practicing on Wednesday and could return just two weeks after sustaining an LCL injury that was supposed to cost him 3-8 weeks (usually six).
Meanwhile, Spiller is coming off of a shoulder injury that was sustained in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, but the injury has been deemed lest severe than initially thought.
At this point, there is a bigger chance of Jackson playing on Sunday, and he has a high chance of playing. He has focused on Week 4 has his extremely early return date, while Spiller’s injury is more recent and he has less of a chance at playing due to that.
Chan Gailey told the Buffalo News that both players have a “legitimate chance” at playing, but it looks like Spiller will definitely have his workload cut if he plays. At this point, it looks like only one of them is going to get significant reps on Sunday, and that player is most likely going to be Fred Jackson.
Jackson (article link above) said, “It got better as the day went on today, so that’s always good. It felt good yesterday, too, after practice. Excited to see what happens on Sunday.”
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