The Washington Redskins were holding their breath to see if Robert Griffin III would be out for a long period of time. Turns out that RGIII only has a Grade 1 knee sprain and is expected back as soon as next week but RGIII and the ‘Skins seemingly dodged a huge bullet by a single number. While Griffin III suffered a Grade 1 knee sprain, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson suffered a Grade 2 knee sprain and is finished for the season.
Buffalo announced today that Jackson will miss the remaining three games of the season, as the injury he suffered requires a minimum of four weeks to recover.
Head coach Chan Gailey delivered the bad news to the media on Monday. Although he had very poor choice of phrasing when announcing Jackson’s status for the remainder of the year.
“He’s not going to make it,” coach Chan Gailey said. “He’s going to be out for the rest of the year.”
Jackson will indeed make it, just not back this season. But Gailey’s tone accurately reflects the feelings in Buffalo. After a hot start fizzled last season, expectations were mildly high for this season, especially after bagging free agent Mario Williams. But different season, even worse results and the Bills went from playoff hopefuls to Top 10 in the NFL Draft.
Jackson’s injury is just more salt in an already desensitized wound.