LeSean McCoy out of practice Thursday due to stomach illness

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LeSean McCoy is expected to get plenty of work this season, but he’s not getting any during Thursday’s practice.

The Bills announced that McCoy is sitting out due to a “stomach bug.” There’s no further word from the team about whether he’s expected to be back on Friday for the final session before Sunday’s opener against the Jets or if the team has any concern that he’d miss that game.

Based on the information at hand, it seems unlikely that things will play out that way. Even without causing him to miss a game, though, McCoy’s illness is a reminder that McCoy won’t be playing every snap this season even if coach Sean McDermott suggested he could if it was what it took for the Bills to win games.

At some point they will be turning to other backs and they will need Mike Tolbert and/or Joe Banyard to take some of the load if McCoy’s going to make it through the entire season as the focal point in the offense.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. ET: Coach Sean McDermott said McCoy was able to join his teammates later in the session and got work in team drills. He’ll be listed as limited and should be in the lineup Sunday.

14 responses to “LeSean McCoy out of practice Thursday due to stomach illness

  1. Playing professional sports with a “stomach bug” can be quite difficult, so I hope McCoy gets well and is able to play. In February, the PGA Tour played a tournament in Mexico City, and half the field caught a “stomach bug” during days 2-4 of the tournament. As one pro put it, “wearing white pants is an extremely bold choice this week.”

    One could only imagine how difficult it would be to be forced to wear the Bills’ white pants, and then to go run as fast as you can before getting hit by a linebacker. Bold choice indeed!

  2. I hope McDermott realizes he needs to be careful how much to play McCoy. Kiss the season good bye for sure if he gets injured for any length of time.

  3. Drafted this guy in 2 fantasy leagues based on the fact he’s the only weapon in Buffalo. He plays every snap.

  4. joetoronto says:

    September 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    And so it begins.
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    Not for you, you have no team, no NFL. Get ready for Hockey and the Maple Laughs flop.

  5. Jets 27 Bills 9
    Game recap: Tyrod Taylor throws 4 interceptions, is sacked 5 times and is held to 89 yards passing. 3 of his interceptions lead to Jets touchdowns. Taylor is knocked out with a concussion in the 4th quarter and his taken off the field in a stretcher. Bills accumulate 110 yards in penalties.

  6. This could be the start of many tough games for both teams

    I say its’ the futility bowl 2017 #1

    Of the Tank Bowl 2017? Both teams trying badly to blow 2017 in favor of 2018. The funny thing the Tank bowl is the FIRST game of the 2017 season! Usually the battle to finish worst overall goes down to the last game of the year.

  7. Hey billswillnevermove, the CFL has a team in Toronto called the Argonauts. In case you are wondering, an Argonout is a type of Octopus. With a name like that, you can’t say our friends to the north don’t have a sense of humor.

  8. bobthebillsfan says:

    September 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Hey billswillnevermove, the CFL has a team in Toronto called the Argonauts. In case you are wondering, an Argonout is a type of Octopus. With a name like that, you can’t say our friends to the north don’t have a sense of humor.
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    Ha!! Good point, and I like your humor, just don’t like his. And I know all about the Argonauts.

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