The Buffalo Bills are holding their breath Wednesday night in hopes that running back LeSean McCoy is okay. He left their practice on Wednesday early with a hamstring injury and his status going forward is uncertain.
“He was tight in the hamstring so we’ll see what happens with our medical evaluation and all that,” Ryan said after practice of McCoy.
Ryan was quickly asked whether McCoy would be available for Sunday’s game at Miami, but he was adamant that it would be premature to say.
“I’m not going to look into it, but we’ll see how he comes back,” said Ryan.
That being said, Thursday’s practice now becomes of vital importance to the Bills. McCoy, who is second in the NFL in rushing and is coming off a three-touchdown performance, is vital to the Bills and they can’t afford to lose him. So everyone will be anxious to see how he is feeling after the night.
Teammates of McCoy didn’t seem worried after the practice about their star running back though. Backup running back Reggie Bush claimed he didn’t see the injury happen despite typically being near him.
“I didn’t see anything,” said Bush. “He’ll be alright. I think he’ll be fine. I didn’t even know. I think he’ll be fine and be good to go, and if not then next man up.”
Oddly enough in this case, Bush would be the next man up. If McCoy would be unable to go this Sunday, Bush and third-year running back Mike Gillislee would be forced to carry the load in the Bills run-heavy offense.