Monday, November 3, 2014

Fred Jackson awaiting green light from doctors


Following a week on the bench and a week of rest, things are the same as they started with Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson when he was injured in Week 7: Unclear.

Jackson was sidelined with a groin injury during the team's victory over the Minnesota Vikings, and the timetable for his return will be based largely on how his body reacts to his rehab program the team doctors have laid out.

In that regard, Jackson has full faith in the staff behind him and is confident he'll be ready to go in the near future.

"I think one of the things we’ve got is a great training staff and great doctors," he said, via "If it’s possible, it’s possible. If they think I can go out there and do it then it doesn’t matter what week it is or what day. We’ll see what they say.

"I’ll continue to come in here and keep working. Once they give me that green light I’ll go, whenever it is."

Jackson didn't practice Monday, which wasn't too big of a surprise given he was initially expected to miss a around a month. 

Coach Doug Marrone was tight-lipped on the veteran's progress Monday, saying, "We’ll know more as the week goes on," while running back Anthony Dixon, who is likely to see the majority of touches again if Jackson is a no-go, is "embracing the challenge" of the team's next couple games, where they'll face a 5-3 Chiefs team and then a streaking Dolphins squad in prime time.

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