Bills RB Fred Jackson missed Buffalo’s Week 8 game with a groin injury suffered in Week 7 against Minnesota. He’s been getting treatment and rehabbing throughout the bye week and is hoping to return sooner rather than later.
“I’m trying to get out there and play as soon as possible,” Jackson said. “It’s going to come down to what the doctors tell me. If I’m out there and moving around and I’m not effective then it’s pointless for me to be out there. But as far as I’m concerned I’m trying to get back as soon as possible. But like I said our doctors ultimately control when it is that I get back out there and see the field.”
“I think one of the things we’ve got is a great training staff and great doctors,” Jackson said. “If it’s possible, it’s possible. If they think I can go out there and do it then it doesn’t matter what week it is or what day. We’ll see what they say. I’ll continue to come in here and keep working. Once they give me that green light I’ll go, whenever it is.”
The site said an update should come later today from the team but it could be shaping up as a game-time decision. A return this week would be a week earlier than the projected four weeks after the injury. Even if Jackson isn't back this week, and it appears there's a chance, the odds look pretty good he'd be back Week 11. It may not be a bad idea to pick him up now if he's on your wire. The Bills host the Chiefs in an early afternoon game so we'll know in advance if Jackson is active.