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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained ligament in his right knee.
Coach Chan Gailey provided the update on Monday saying Jackson is expected to miss between three and five weeks. And that won't be enough time to recover considering the Bills (5-8) have only three games left and have all but mathematically been eliminated from playoff contention.
''No, he's not going to make it,'' Gailey said, a day after Jackson was hurt in the fourth quarter of a 15-12 loss to St. Louis.
Jackson won't require surgery after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain to his MCL. Though the plans haven't been finalized, Gailey said it's likely the player will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
His injury leaves Buffalo with just two running backs, C.J. Spiller and Tashard Choice. Gailey said he's not sure whether to add a running back because fullback Corey McIntyre could fill the third spot if necessary.
The Bills are preparing to ''host'' Seattle (8-5) at Toronto on Sunday.
Jackson was hurt with about 5:30 left, when two Rams defenders sandwiched his right leg in making a tackle during a 2-yard run.
Jackson lay on the field for several minutes and was unable to put much weight on his right leg while being helped off to the sideline. With a towel draped over his head, Jackson was then carted off to the locker room as fans chanted ''Freddie! Freddie!''
The injury is the latest setback for Jackson this year, and is to the same knee he sprained in a season-opening 48-28 loss at the New York Jets. Jackson missed the next two games. He also missed a 19-14 win over Miami on Nov. 15 after sustaining a concussion a week earlier.
Jackson, who's led the team in rushing in each of the previous three years, has 437 yards rushing this season - his fewest in five seasons. He has scored three touchdowns rushing, and also has 217 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Jackson, who signed a two-year, $9 million contract extension in May, still led the Bills with 934 yards rushing last year despite missing the final six games with a broken bone in his right leg.
The Bills have a capable player to lean on in co-starter Spiller, who has 944 yards rushing and five touchdowns. The 2010 first-round draft pick is averaging 6.55 yards per carry, which is the NFL's second-best total through 13 games since 1960 for a player with a minimum of 130 attempts. Jim Brown averaged 6.61 yards per carry for the Cleveland Browns in 1963.
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For Fred Jackson the 2012 season ends much the way the 2011 one did. On Tuesday the Bills placed the running back on injured reserve. This ends the season of Jackson. On Dec. 9, Jackson suffered a lower leg injury in a loss to St. Louis. Jackson will turn 32 before the start of next season and has seen drastic drops in his yards per carry and yards per reception. Should they keep...
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson hurt his right leg in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain.
Coach Chan Gailey said he's hasn't yet talked to trainers, but described the injury as not looking good following a 15-12 defeat to the Rams.
Jackson was hurt with 5:26 remaining, when two Rams defenders sandwiched...
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a knee
injury during yesterday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams, and the veteran’s status
for the remainder of the season is uncertain, reports the Associated Press.
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson hurt his
right leg in Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams and his status for the
rest of the season is uncertain.
The Buffalo Bills have placed running back Fred Jackson on injured reserve, so now his season is officially over.
Bills officially placed RB Fred Jackson on IR.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2012
This is the second straight season that Jackson has ended up on IR.
Hopefully Jackson can bounce back next season, since he did just sign an extension with the Bills before...
Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey said on his weekly radio show that running back Fred Jackson will miss at least two to three weeks with a leg injury, ESPN.com reported Monday. Jackson was injured in the fourth quarter of the Bills' 15-12 home loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday when he was tackled by two defenders. With the Bills at 5-8 and not likely to make the playoffs...
The Buffalo Bills appear to be headed into the final weeks of the NFL without running back Fred Jackson. In the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Jackson suffered a knee injury, after receiving a blow to his knee from a helmet. His injury was originally believed to be very severe, but head coach Chan Gailey has told reporters that he will likely miss 2-3 weeks...
USA Today via the Associated Press is reporting that Buffalo Bills oft injured running back Fred Jackson will miss the rest of the regular season with a sprained ligament in his right knee. Jackson’s knee won’t require surgery, but he will miss between two and four weeks. Chan Gailey released a brief statement on the [...]
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Several reports have come out that Bills RB Fred Jackson suffered a torn medial collateral ligament and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
If the Bills were still in the mix for a playoff spot, there’s a chance that could have been back in time to play at some point. C.J. Spiller will take over as the team’s featured running back for the remainder of the season.
Bills running back Fred Jackson will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee injury, coach Chan Gailey said. SOURCE: Buffalo Bills' official Twitter accountFantasy Spin:With three games remaining, Jackson could be shut down for the season. He was injured when he took a helmet to the right knee Sunday against the Rams. It's been a disastrous year for Jackson; he sprained his MCL in Week...
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With Fred Jackson done for the season, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey acknowledges that C.J. Spiller will get the bulk of the carries from here on out.
“We’re going to get the opportunity here in the next few weeks for him to get it a lot and we won’t have what I term two great backs,” said Gailey, per BuffaloBills.com. “I think Tashard (Choice) is a very good back...
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