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Fred Jackson placed on IR
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:02pm
Jackson suffered a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee Sunday. Gailey noted that the recovery timetable for Jackson's injury is likely closer to 4-5 weeks, longer than the time left in the regular season.
This is the same knee he injured in Week 1 when he sustained an LCL sprain and missed two weeks. This is also the same leg in which Jackson suffered a fractured fibula which prematurely ended his 2011 campaign.
Fred Jackson out at least 2-3 weeks
Monday, December 10, 2012, 8:47am
Bills RB Fred Jackson on his knee injury: "They told me it's a grade II sprain of my MCL. I mean technically it's a tear off the bone, because you tear the ligament away from the bone. So that's why some people say it's a tear, but the ligament itself is intact. It's just pulled away from the bone a little bit."
Fred Jackson injures leg
Monday, December 10, 2012, 12:00am
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 unable to put much weight on his leg, while being helped off the field.
C.J. Spiller could potentially see a huge workload if Jackson misses any time. Buffalo plays Seattle and Miami in the next two weeks. Both teams have been pretty good against the run.
Monday, December 3, 2012, 8:25am
Because of winds and rain, Jackson had 25 carries for 109 yards. Spiller had 77 yards on 14 carries.
"Yeah, it does [change] a little bit because you would like for C.J. to be on a fast track," Gailey said. "He proved with that one run that sometimes it does not matter. When you are in a physical, downhill game that is more Fred's game."
Gailey was alluding to Spiller's 44-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
CJ Spiller to get 60-percent of snaps
Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:23pm
It shouldn't be a surprise as QB Ryan Fitzpatick was campaigning to get Spiller more touches for weeks. Jackson was relegated to a lot of blocking duty this week, according to reports. That will likely continue, making him more of a third down back. It's great news for Spiller owners and he's got some nice matchups the next two weeks. But, in fantasy playoffs (Weeks 15 and 16) he goes against Seattle and Miami, which are both in the top-10 as far as not allowing fantasy points to RBs.
Fred Jackson returns, but C.J. Spiller will start
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 1:25pm
“C.J. will start, but we’re still going to play Fred,” said HC Chan Gailey. “It takes two. It does. So Fred will get quite a few snaps, but C.J. will start and get the majority of the snaps.”
Spiller is a strong RB1 start in a great matchup with the Colts. Consider Jackson more of a low-end RB2/flex play as it looks like his snaps and touches will be reduced.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 10:41am
Fred Jackson did not practice Monday with his teammates, but was in attendance as a spectator. Head coach Chan Gailey said the main reason he was not participating was because the running back has not yet finished his concussion protocol.
“Fred has not completed everything,” Gailey said. ”He’ll complete everything tomorrow, but everything is on track for him to be ready to go Wednesday. He said he’s feeling well.”
Provided Jackson comes through the end of the concussion protocol Tuesday with no problems, he’s expected to practice Wednesday. Jackson missed last Thursday night’s game against Miami.
Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:18pm
"Everything's on track for him to be ready to go Wednesday," coach Chan Gailey said. "He says he's feeling well."
This could be bad news for CJ Spiller owners. Jackson will likely cut into Spiller's touches at least somewhat. Spiller is probably still the better play, but Jackson could be a flex option in a good matchup against the Colts.
Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:44pm
Fred Jackson is not practicing on Monday. Jackson has still not been medically cleared from his concussion.
C.J. Spiller would again be in line for a full workload in a great matcup at Indy on Sunday.
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 3:09pm
“I think he’s a lot better,” said coach Chan Gailey. “He would answer that better than I can, but the report I get is that he feels a lot better. The steps that you have to go through now, everything is going according to plan.”
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30pm
Injury report for TNF: Dolphins @ Bills
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:36pm
LB Karlos Dansby (biceps), WR Brian Hartline (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (knee), LB Koa Misi (calf), WR Marlon Moore (neck), C Mike Pouncey (knee, ankle), DT Paul Soliai (ankle, elbow), DE Olivier Vernon (knee)
DE Mark Anderson (knee), RB Fred Jackson (concussion), DE Chris Kelsay (neck), CB Aaron Williams (knee)
DE Marcell Dareus (shoulder, hamstring), WR Marcus Easley (shoulder), T Chris Hairston (knee), DT Spencer Johnson (ankle), G Andy Levitre (knee), CB Leodis McKelvin (groin), CB Justin Rogers (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hand), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder), DT Kyle Williams (ankle), DE Mario Williams (wrist, knee), C Eric Wood (knee)