Friday, November 1, 2013

Buffalo Bills Spiller Has High Ankle Sprain

Buffalo Bills running back C. J. Spiller has a high ankle sprain, but will likely play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Spiller was scheduled to be re-evaluated Monday or Tuesday, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller sustained the injury more than three weeks ago, got a bye last week, and has been struggling to make it back to full strength. He has played through the injury, gaining just 11 yards on six carries in his last game on October 20th. In the previous three games Spiller has been ineffective. 
Spiller said last week that he wanted to play against the Saints, something he has said over the many weeks he's had the injury. His performance however, did not live up to anyone's expectations. 
"I wasn't ready," Spiller told the Buffalo News. "It was coach Marrone's decision. I respected that. Everybody knew I wanted to play. I wanted to help us win. But it was best for me so I can get back playing normally." 
Monday Marrone cleared the air and informed the media of Spiller's diagnosis of a high ankle sprain. 
"It's a high ankle (sprain), which is normally a little bit worse than the other ones," Marrone said. 
High ankle sprains can take anywhere from four to six weeks to recuperate, and that's when the patient is staying off the foot, not running and playing on a football field. 
The rest Spiller received on Sunday may be what the doctor ordered, however, and fans may see him with more of his usual strength and speed against the Chiefs. 
References: ESPNNBC Sports, and Buffalo Bills
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