(NEW YORK) — Not only did the Buffalo Bills get blown out in Week 1 and lose wide receiver David Nelson for the season to a torn ACL, they’ve also lost their starting running back for the foreseeable future. Fred Jackson is expected to miss at least three weeks with a knee injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that an MRI on Jackson’s knee revealed nothing conclusive. It likely won’t be another 7-10 days till a definite timetable is revealed. Jackson missed the last six games of last season with a broken leg as well.
“Thanks for all the prayers all well wishes. I will get back on field ASAP! Keep Billieving in us, jus more work to do!!,” Jackson tweeted.
Despite the injury shorted 2011 season, Jackson rushed for 934 yards with six touchdowns, and was one of the best running backs in the AFC. He has rushed for at least 900 yards in each of the last three seasons.
It might not be all bad for the Bills run game. Jackson’s replacement, C.J. Spiller, came into the game and rushed for 169 yards an a touchdown. He was the ninth pick in the 2010 draft by the Bills, so this will be his opportunity to prove he’s worthy of being a featured back.
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