LeSean McCoy had to finish texting his mom before he talked to reporters last night, but she had the same first question.
Yes mom, his knee was fine after getting taken down by 49ers linebacker Nick Bellore awkwardly near the end of the first half, sending McCoy to the sideline with trainers for a few anxious moments.
“I guess, instead of hitting me up top, he wanted to chop me down,” McCoy said, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “My knee was stuck in the turf and it shifted a little bit, but it was fine. . . . It could have been something bad, but I feel fine. There were a few plays running on it where it was feeling kind of gimpy, but as the game got on, the adrenaline was pumping, I was fine.”
“It could have been something bad, but I feel fine. There were a few plays running on it where it was feeling kind of gimpy, but as the game got on, the adrenaline was pumping, I was fine.”
He was more than fine, having already run for 100 yards and two touchdowns when it happened, but it made plenty of people nervous.
“I mean, I think I had the same concerns and everything else that every single Buffalo Bills fan had and everybody that lives here in Western New York,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “So, obviously, we had to hold our breath. But he’s tough and he bounced back.”
He also got in a little payback, spiking the ball after a touchdown in front of the 49ers bench, though he insisted he was over his previous beef with Chip Kelly.
McCoy added a third touchdown in the second half, and finished with 140 of the Bills’ 312 rushing yards, their most in a game since 1992.