NFL Injury Report: The Bills Emptied Backfield
Ouch, That Hurts.
Marc Sessler of NFL.com has confirmed the Buffalo Bills lost their two-headed running attack. Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, the Bills’ version of “Thunder and Lighting” will miss a significant amount of the remainder of this season. Both players suffered their injuries on Sunday in Buffalo’s games against the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson injured his groin and may not require surgery. He could return from injury as early as Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson had nearly 300 yards rushing and a TD through the first six games of this season.
C.J. Spiller’s injury is much worse. Spiller broke his collarbone during a 52-yard run against Minnesota. The running back has been scheduled for surgery and is lost for the season. Spiller hid his face under a towel and was in severe pain leaving the field.
Fifth-year RB Anthony Dixon is the Bills’ primary ball carrier now. Team owners, adjust your rosters immediately.