LeSean McCoy's injury to undergo further evaluation

Posted Dec 31, 2017

Bills feature back LeSean McCoy left Sunday's game in the second half with an ankle injury and did not return.

The Bills had all sorts of momentum entering the second half with a 10-0 lead against the Dolphins. But just three plays into the final half of the regular season, Bills fans held their breath as LeSean McCoy punched the ground in frustration after suffering an ankle injury.

“I don’t know yet. At this point he’s still being evaluated,” said head coach Sean McDermott after the Bills 22-16 victory. “I think we’ll know something in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

It was McCoy’s first carry of the second half when he suffered an ankle injury. He rushed the ball up the middle for a three-yard gain. He was tackled by the Dolphins Chase Allen, but had an additional two or three players come down on his ankle.

Buffalo’s offensive linemen immediately called for the team’s athletic trainers when McCoy was clearly in discomfort. Shortly after he was carted off the field and taken in for evaluation. He did not return to the game.

An encouraging sign is that McCoy’s X-rays came back negative, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

McDermott is scheduled to speak to the media at 1 p.m., on Monday. At that time, he should provide an update on McCoy’s availability for the team’s playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 7th.

“It was definitely concerning, because he’s a big part of our offense. But we didn’t know how severe the injury was. Any time you see a guy get carted off you think the worst,” said quarterback Tyrod Taylor. “Hopefully it’s not as bad and he’ll be able to get back, whether it’s this week or in a couple weeks. We’ll definitely go out there and pick up the slack for him.”