Fred Jackson likely to miss the rest of the season

December 10, 2012

Fred Jackson returned to earth with the news that he’s likely to miss the rest of the season. (Gary Wiepert / AP)

With only three games left, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is likely finished for the season, after suffering a knee injury Sunday in the Bills’ loss to the St. Louis Rams.

“It’s not good. It’s a minimum of two to three weeks,” Coach Chan Gailey said on WGR (via the team’s website). “That’s what I was told. Something could change this morning and it could be a better prognosis, but I was told it looks like it’ll be a two- or three-week deal.”

(Bill Wippert / AP)

There are conflicting reports about the exact nature of Jackson’s injury. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he has a torn medial collateral ligament; CBS’s Jason La Canfora reports that he has a grade 2 sprain, but that the MCL is fine.

In any event, Jackson’s season is likely to be over. With 5 minutes, 26 seconds left in Sunday’s game, he was sandwiched between two defenders during a tackle. He was unable to put much weight on the leg and was taken off on a cart.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · December 10, 2012