It appears Bills running back Fred Jackson has gotten some good news.
Jackson said after his television show on WBBZ-TV, via the Buffalo News, that tests showed his strained lateral collateral ligament didn’t need surgery.
If his rehab continues to go well, that would put him on the earlier end of the three- to eight-week time frame coach Chan Gailey mentioned when he was hurt. Jackson also said he expects to begin light running soon.
The bigger question is what they do with him when he comes back.
C.J. Spiller has been a revelation, with 292 yards on 29 carries (typing that just feels strange, like it can’t be right).
So when Jackson comes back, Gailey’s going to have to be at his creative best, to get work for Jackson while riding the hottest hand in the league. Spiller’s at a pace which can’t last the rest of the season, and he might tail off before Jackson’s ready to go again. But then again, having too many offensive weapons isn’t a problem the Bills have had to worry about for years.