Fred Jackson Injury: What Would the Implications Be Long-Term?
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#Bills RB Fred Jackson is questionable to return with a leg injury.— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) Sept. 9, 2012
This report was updated shortly after the beginning of the second half:
Initial diagnosis for Fred Jackson is sprained LCL. Likely done for the day. Will get further tests this week.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 9, 2012
Fred Jackson's injury was one of a few that spelled a downward spiral from a hot 5-2 start to a dismal 6-10 finish last year.
Okay, so perhaps the injury to Jackson doesn't completely ruin the Bills' chances this year, if Spiller continues to play the way he did against a stout Jets defensive line (14 rushes, 169 yards, touchdown), but the Bills can't afford him turning the ball over, as he did in the first half. He had five fumbles on just 154 touches as a rookie, but only two on 165 touches in his second year.
Will the Bills offense be OK without Fred Jackson in the lineup?
If Fitzpatrick's Week 1 performance is any indication, they'll need to get production out of the running game.
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