Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey announced yesterday that running
back Fred Jackson will miss the remainder of the season and is likely headed
for injured reserve after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday’s 15-12 loss
to the St. Louis Rams.
#Bills RB Fred Jackson is out for the rest of the year, likely to IR, per Chan Gailey.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 10, 2012
Jackson suffered the injury with roughly five minutes
remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss. The running back took a
helmet to the knee and Gailey said after the game the injury did not look good.
Jackson has already missed three games this season due to
injuries. His knee has been a lingering issue, keeping him out of two contests,
while a concussion also caused him to miss one other game.
On the season Jackson has rushed for 437 yards and three
touchdowns on 115 carries while catching 34 passes for 217 yards and one score.
As a result of the loss of Jackson, C.J. Spiller will
receive more carries and backup Tashard Choice will spell him as necessary.
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