Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is inactive for today’s game against the Giants, and could end up missing even more games. Per a tweet from Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo, an MRI showed a new tear in McCoy’s injured hamstring and he could be out for three to four weeks if he remains committed to staying out until he has back at 100 percent health.
A former star on the Philadelphia Eagles, the 27-year-old McCoy was traded to Buffalo in March for linebacker Kiko Alonso and then signed a five-year, $40 million contract with his new team. In three games this year, he has rushed for just 146 yards and also has seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Rookie Karlos Williams will handle starting running back duties in McCoy’s absence, but words cannot describe how valuable McCoy is to the Bills’ hopes both this year and beyond. Coach Rex Ryan’s system values a strong running game and while Williams has talent, he is no McCoy.
Campus Sports will update McCoy’s recovery as new information becomes available.
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