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LeSean McCoy injury: Buffalo Bills RB expected to return this week

The runner’s dislocated thumb will require surgery, but it shouldn’t hold him out for long

The Buffalo Bills got some rough news just before halftime during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals when star running back LeSean McCoy exited the game with a hand injury. A consultation with the medical staff revealed that he’d dislocated his thumb, in a significant enough manner that it couldn’t just be popped back into place.

Fortunately, the prognosis is positive for McCoy: the team expects him to be back next week when the Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hopefully this is the end of McCoy’s injury trouble this season; while Mike Gillislee does a great job picking up the slack, Buffalo’s offense sorely misses its east-west dimension during Shady’s absences.

McCoy is ninth in the NFL with 716 yards but has fewer rushing attempts than every player above him. His 5.2 yards per carry are the second-highest among backs with more than 60 attempts. (Coincidentally, Tyrod Taylor is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and Mike Gillislee is at 5.8 yards per carry, but only has 56 attempts.)