Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller hurts knee during preseason game; says he will be fine

Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is tended to by team trainers after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Fans of the Buffalo Bills (and fantasy players alike) got quite the scare this afternoon as starting running back C.J. Spiller went down with a knee injury.

Trainers rushed to Spiller’s aid as he went down in Saturday’s afternoon game against the Washington Redskins, though Spiller was able to walk off the field under his own power with the assistance of the medical staff.

The injury occurred a two yard touchdown run.

Spiller crossed the goal line but when he fell to the ground, he didn’t get up, prompting the training staff to run onto the field. He attempted to walk off but struggled, which is where the medical staff met him. After a few more moments, he was able to leave the field and looked relatively healthy.

The Buffalo Bills Twitter account tweeted that he will be okay:

.@CJSPILLER is OK. Exhale.

Fred Jackson took over for Spiller, though C.J. never left the field so he nor the team felt the injury was significant enough to warrant any testing. It’s possible Spiller may have banged knees with a defender crossing the goal line.

Update: Adam Schefter reports that Spiller took a spike to the knee, causing a nasty cut. Nothing serious though.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller

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