There’s nothing like third-year tailback averaging more than 10 yards per carry to get a veteran tailback to heal quickly.
Bills coach Chan Gailey tells the team’s official website that running back Fred Jackson, who suffered a knee injury Week One against the Jets, could be back by next Sunday, when the Bills face the Patriots.
“I guess I’m shocked,” Gailey said. ”When I saw it happen it happened right in front of me. When I heard the prognosis, you’re mentally in that five to six week range. I was nice to say three or four, but I was mentally thinking five or six. To see where he is right now I’ve got to give a lot of credit to him and the work he’s done and to our training staff for the work they’ve done getting him back. It looks like he’s got a chance for the New England game and for sure the next game.”
The player feels the same way.
“New England is the goal,” Jackson said. “But I’ve got to get cleared by a bunch of people to do that. We’ve all been targeting four weeks from when I was injured, but hopefully it’s not that long. Hopefully I can get out there ASAP.”
Jackson may want to add an “F” in there, especially if his understudy, C.J. Spiller, continues to “F” up opposing defenses.