Report: LeSean McCoy could play in playoffs, won’t be 100 percent
LeSean McCoy was carted off the field during Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, and the Buffalo Bills wound up beating the Miami Dolphins and getting some help from other teams to punch a ticket to the postseason. Now, the question is what the star running back’s status will be for the wild-card round.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that McCoy has a “chance” to play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he will be less than 100 percent healthy if he does.
#Bills RB LeSean McCoy, who sprained his ankle yesterday, has a chance to play in the playoffs, source said. If he does, he’ll be gimpy and not 100%. The extra day — Sunday, not Saturday game — helps.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2018
McCoy has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, which is much better news than a fracture but could still be quite painful. Players can typically play through low ankle sprains, but high ankle sprains usually cause more discomfort and require a longer recovery period. If McCoy is dealing with the latter, it will be a challenge for him to run with the same explosion we’re used to seeing.