Rookie running back Karlos Williams will shoulder the load in Buffalo for an extended period of time, as LeSean McCoy will miss an additional three-to-four weeks while dealing with his hamstring injury, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Per Garafolo, an MRI showed a new tear in McCoy’s hamstring, meaning he’ll be shelved for awhile longer.
McCoy originally suffered the injury during training camp in August, but he had been playing through the pain — albeit with mixed results — through the first three weeks of the season. As Garafolo notes, the recovery timeline is based on McCoy being fully healthy; presumably, if he’s willing to return at less than 100%, he could be back on the field a bit sooner. But for now, Williams, along with Anthony Dixon and Cierre Wood, will garner most of the carries for the Bills.
If McCoy does miss four weeks, he’d be absent for Buffalo’s games against the Giants, Titans, Bengals, and Jaguars. The Bills have a bye week following the Jacksonville contest, so a Week 9 return could make some sense for McCoy.