As the first half neared an end on Sunday vs. the Bengals, Buffalo Bills’ running back LeSean McCoy suffered a thumb injury.
So far this season, LeSean McCoy has only missed one game due to his hamstring — something many Buffalo Bills’ fans were overly concerned about heading into this season.
However, in two other games he was forced to leave early — one due to his hamstring and again on Sunday vs. the Bengals due to a thumb injury. His hamstring injury came against the Dolphins, limiting him to 11 yards on 8 carries.
He only had 5 carries on Sunday, although he made good use of them.
With just under two minutes remaining in the second quarter, McCoy caught a pass from Tyrod Taylor and takes it out of bounds for a 8-yard gain on 1st and 10. However, as soon as he gets up from being hit by Shawn Williams — a clean hit — McCoy is seen headed to the locker room holding his left arm.
At first, Mike Rodak listed him as questionable to return. It wasn’t long before that was changed and LeSean McCoy was listed as out for the second half with a dislocated thumb.
The good news is, Bills’ fans are not to worry about McCoy’s thumb or his availability moving forward. Chris Brown, lead reporter at www.buffalobills.com, quickly reported on Twitter that McCoy will undergo surgery immediately and is still expected to play next Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
LeSean McCoy was on his way to having a nice game and could’ve helped the Bills put this one away with a little more ease. Given just five carries, McCoy had 33 yards on the ground and 12 yards through the air.
He also added a 7-yard rushing touchdown — the Bills’ only touchdown on the day.
LeSean McCoy isn’t expected to miss any time with this injury, which is a good thing for the Bills’ offense. However, his wasn’t the only injury concern for the Buffalo Bills after this game. Unfortunately, Robert Woods couldn’t escape the injury bug vs. Cincinnati and his return isn’t looking as hopeful as McCoy’s.
Let’s take a look at what he’s dealing with now.