Update, 9:21 AM: Despite Ian Rapoport’s original source telling him that LeSean McCoy had fractured his ribs, Rapoport reported that it wasn’t the case later on Monday morning. Rapoport is reporting that the Bills ran tests, and won’t classify the injury as a rib fracture. We’ll leave the original article below, to provide context.
During Sunday’s 31-20 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy suffered fractured ribs, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Rapoport adds that the injury doesn't write McCoy off for Week three at the Minnesota Vikings,and McCoy will try to play through it.
Depending on the severity of the injury, McCoy could wear a flack jacket to protect his ribs during games. The Bills’ doctors would first need to clear him for contact, however.
Over two games, McCoy has only 16 rushing attempts for 61 yards. Both of those numbers are largely due to the Bills being down big in both games, forcing them to throw the ball more than they normally would. The new-look offensive line has also looked poor through two games. Combine that with teams trying to make Buffalo’s quarterbacks, Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen, beat them, and McCoy’s struggles make sense.
You can expect McCoy to miss practice time this week as he tries to prepare for the Vikings. If McCoy is able to go next week, his playing time would be limited. Backups Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy stand to see big upticks in carries if McCoy is ruled out for the contest.