Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller was held out of last week’s game against the New Orleans Saints in a wise decision made by Doug Marrone, because it was clear that Spiller’s ankle injury was significantly limiting his effectiveness. The guy just couldn’t get anything going against the Miami Dolphins and has likely had a down year compared to his lofty expectations partially due to the ankle injury.
Spiller tried to downplay the injury earlier, but he admitted after the Saints game that the ankle injury was significant and that sitting him out was the right choice. Hopefully a week of rest has done Spiller a lot of good, because the Bills need him to be at 100% for this week’s contest against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. With Thad Lewis listed doubtful and the league’s top pass defense looming, the Bills best hope at getting a W is by attacking the Chiefs with an effective duo of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
The Bills have announced that Spiller is officially listed as probable on their injury report, which means that he is essentially guaranteed to play in this week’s game. Marrone has been optimistic on Spiller’s status throughout the week, and he actually stated this morning that both Spiller and linebacker Manny Lawson are likely “good to go”.