Buffalo Bills’ running back LeSean McCoy was not at the team’s practice on Thursday, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. McCoy has been battling a hamstring issue for the last several weeks, but he hasn’t actually missed any games.
He injured the hamstring during the week leading up to the Bills’ loss against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, a game in which McCoy aggravated the aforementioned leg injury. He only played scarcely during the defeat, carrying the ball a mere eight times for 11 yards.
Prior to the hamstring issue, McCoy was coming off two spectacular weeks while rushing for 150 yards in Buffalo’s Week 5 win over the Los Angeles Rams and following that up with 140 yards and three touchdowns during a Week 6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Overall this season, the 28-year-old has racked up 598 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. In addition, McCoy has caught 20 passes for 97 yards and one score.
The four-time Pro Bowler was traded to the Bills from the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of the 2015 season. In his first year with Buffalo, McCoy ran for 895 yards and reached the endzone three times in 12 games and earned a trip to Honolulu. He was a First-Team All NFL member twice with the Eagles, earning those honors in 2011 when he led the league with 17 rushing touchdowns and in 2013 when he ranked No. 1 with 1,607 yards on the ground.
The veteran running back is currently listed as questionable for the Bills’ Week 8 matchup with the 6-1 New England Patriots.