You may recall that in the fourth quarter of the Buffalo Bills' 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, running back LeSean McCoy suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out the rest of the game. McCoy told reporters after the game that he felt he could have returned to the game, and that he'd be ready to play on Thursday night against the New York Jets after receiving treatment, and today there's a bit of clarity on a still-murky situation.
Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that McCoy's precise injury is a shoulder strain - and that while he won't require a MRI and is planning on playing, things are still not certain.
Was told Bills RB LeSean McCoy has a shoulder strain. Didn't need an MRI. He's optimistic, but status still up in the air for Thursday.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 10, 2015
The short turnaround from Sunday to Thursday won't help his cause, but even if McCoy is playing on a limited-snap basis, like wideout Sammy Watkins did against Miami (and probably will do again on Thursday), it helps an inconsistent Bills offense that needs as many big plays as it can muster.