Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy left the game on the second offensive snap on Sunday. He joins a growing list of injuries to key players on the Bills are they head into a Monday Night Football contest against the New England Patriots.
McCoy, originally though to have a leg injury, is in the league’s concussion protocol after being up-ended and landing hard on the crown of his head on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. He could also be dealing with an ankle injury, but until he clears concussion protocol that’s irrelevant. McCoy was replaced by Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy, who did a good job in his stead. Fellow running back Taiwan Jones remains week-to-week with a neck injury.
Also injured in the game was defensive end Trent Murphy, who McDermott said was “week to week”. That injury designation is usually not a good sign from the Bills coach. It’s the latest in a series of injuries Murphy has dealt with since joining the team this offseason.
At quarterback, Derek Anderson was nicked up enough in the first half where Nathan Peterman thought he’d be going in to start the second half. Despite that, Anderson was announced as the starter for the game against the Patriots as Josh Allen has been ruled out with his elbow injury.