Bills’ Fred Jackson out 3-4 weeks with knee injury
The Buffalo Bills will be without their starting running back Fred Jackson for at least three weeks after he suffered a knee injury in the Bills’ blowout loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. Jackson took his feelings to his Twitter account following his injury:
#BillsMafia Thanks for all the prayers all well wishes. I will get back on field ASAP! Keep Billieving in us, jus more work to do!!
— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) September 9, 2012
According to NFL.com, Jackson had an MRI on Monday, revealing that his lateral collateral ligament in his right knee is either torn or sprained. Surgery is not required.
Jackson was injured in the second quarter after being hit hard by the Jets’ safety LaRon Landry, according to ESPN. He did not return to the game. In his absence, former first-round-pick C.J. Spiller rushed for a career-best 169 yards in the 48-28 loss.
While Jackson is recovering, Spiller will carry the load for the Bills.
Last season, Jackson was having a career year before he broke his right leg in November. In 10 games, he rushed for 934 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 442 yards.