The Bills didn't waste any time getting LeSean McCoy's dislocated left thumb properly back in place. The feature back underwent a surgical procedure on Sunday night and will have a chance to play on Sunday against Jacksonville.
"We'll see how he progresses through the week," said head coach Rex Ryan. "It would be big for us (to have him play) obviously. I think right now he's playing as well as any back in the league. That would be nice if he actually is going to play. That would be great for us."
McCoy got off to a fast start this past Sunday against Cincinnati averaging more than six and a half yards a carry with a touchdown, but dislocated his thumb late in the first half and didn't return when the medical staff couldn't pop his thumb joint back in.
Ryan would not put a percentage on McCoy's chances of playing Sunday against the Jaguars, but admitted he was more encouraged about his availability than wide receiver Robert Woods.
"With Robert the official report is a knee sprain we'll see how he progresses through the week, but it's probably doubtful he'll be playing this week," Ryan said.
With the status of Sammy Watkins, who is still on injured reserve up in the air concerning a possible return, Buffalo would be reduced to Marquise Goodwin, Percy Harvin, Justin Hunter and Brandon Tate in their receiving corps."We'll be okay," said Ryan.
Blanton also doubtfulThe news wasn't good at the safety position either. Robert Blanton, who sustained a foot injury on the second to last play of the game, is not likely to be available for Sunday's game either.
"He's got a foot injury and to my knowledge he's still undergoing evaluation on the extent of it," said Ryan. "I think you could say it'd be doubtful to see him play this week too."
Buffalo is already without Aaron Williams, who is on injured reserve. Now with the strong likelihood that they're without Blanton Sunday, Ryan envisions leaning on newly signed veteran safety James Ihedigbo even more.
"I feel having James Ihedigbo in now for another week I think he's really a sharp kid," Ryan said. "I think he'll get the base and our sub-defenses and I think he'll have a better understanding of what we're trying to do and we still have (Jonathan) Meeks. We'll see how it goes."