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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