Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson will miss at least the next month and receiver David Nelson is out for the 2012 season.
Jackson underwent an MRI on his right knee on Monday and the test showed nothing conclusive. A Bills insider told ESPN’s Adam Schefter::
“It likely will be 7-10 days before a timeline is established for his return but a source estimated that the running back will miss at least a month.”
Jackson was a force to be reckoned with last season, despite some missed playing time in November and December he racked up 934 yards and six touchdowns. Jackson has also rushed for more than 900 yards in each of the last three seasons.
Nelson’s fortunes were not so lucky after he tore his ACL in his right knee on Sunday. The tear came after just two catches for 31 yards during the season opener. Nelson missing the season is a blow for the Buffalo Bills, he was the teams second-leading receiver in 2011 with 61 receptions on five touchdowns with 658 yards.
Jackson is no stranger to injury, last November he broke his right leg.
On Sunday Jackson was his hard by LaRon Landry during a 7-yard run. Following the hit Jackson stayed on the ground and was checked over by trainers before making his way to the sideline under his own weight.
Nelson was injured in the fourth quarter and was helped off the field but was later spotted walking on his injured leg along the sideline.
Much of the Buffalo Bills offense relies on Fred Jackson, without their star RB it could be a painful month for a team that hoped to be a contender this season.