Bills running back C.J. Spiller has only had 17 touches on offense including four last week, but in the fourth quarter last Sunday he sustained a minor knee injury that will keep him out of practice Wednesday.
"It's a little knee injury," Spiller said. "It's nothing serious though, nothing to freak out about. I'll be ready to go Sunday."
"We're going to hold him out of practice today," said head coach Chan Gailey. "But all indications from the training staff are that he'll be ready to go this weekend."
Spiller said the injury happened early in the fourth quarter on a 3rd-and-2 play when he rushed for nine yards to pick up a big first down. Three plays later Rian Lindell put a 23-yard field goal through to put Buffalo up by a touchdown before Cincinnati made a late comeback. He did come back on the next drive and had a carry for no gain on a 2nd-and-1 play.
The Bills second-year back naturally wasn't thrilled with being held out of practice, but understands why and is just committed to be even more mentally focused this week, knowing his reps on the practice field will be less than normal.
"If they need me to practice I'll practice," he said. "If they want to be cautious and make sure that I'm ready to go we'll do that. The main thing is getting that game plan down and make sure I know what's going on and when Sunday comes be ready to go."
Spiller missed two games last season with a hamstring injury, but assures he will not miss a game this time around.
"I feel great. I'm just taking it one day at a time," he said. "I'll be ready to go Sunday. There's no question or doubt (about that). I'm that confident. For any running back you're going to get banged up and not always be 100 percent, but I'm going to be ready to go on Sunday."