LeSean McCoy was able to strap it up and play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but it might have made matters worse.
The Buffalo Bills’ Pro Bowl running back aggravated his hamstring injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday on Twitter. Schefter cited a team source as saying that McCoy likely will be listed as questionable again this week as the team prepares to host the New England Patriots in a battle of the top-two teams in the AFC East.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, McCoy had been enjoying a terrific start to the season prior to the injury. In the two weeks prior to Sunday’s 28-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins, McCoy had run for 150 and 140 yards, respectively, as well as three total scores. After the hamstring injury, he managed 11 rushing yards on 8 carries in the loss.
McCoy’s running has helped turn the Bills’ season around. After an 0-2 start, the Bills had ripped off four straight victories, including a road shutout upset of the New England Patriots, with new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. McCoy ran for at least 110 yards in three of those four wins. On Sunday against the Dolphins, Buffalo as a team ran for 67 yards on 22 carries.
The Bills are looking for a rare sweep of the Patriots, who are 6-1 and have been rolling with quarterback Tom Brady back from his suspension.