Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills "got some good news" Monday morning regarding the ankle injury suffered by star running back LeSean McCoy on Monday against the Miami Dolphins.
McDermott confirmed that X-rays on McCoy's ankle were negative, and that the veteran running back is "going to have a chance" at playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
"We'll see. We're continuing to go through the medical evaluation on that," McDermott said. "We'll just continue to monitor."
McDermott said he has discussed adding a running back to the active roster with General Manager Brandon Beane, but no decision on that has been made yet.
"He's obvously a big part of what we do," the coach said of McCoy. "That said, I loved what I saw yesterday, which is true of our entire team. You've seen 63 guys prepare all season long and I thought that was on display yesterday when 'Murph' stepped up and did his job, as well as Mike Tolbert. Our coaches do a great job of preparing not only the guys that are our starters, but then also the guys that are expected to play after that."
McCoy was carted off the Hard Rock Stadium field in the third quarter of Buffalo's 22-16 win after getting hurt at the end of a 3-yard carry as he was tackled by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen.
Bills players immediately called for trainers to assist McCoy, who stayed down on the field for several minutes. After he was helped to his feet by trainers, McCoy appeared to try and put weight on his leg before nearly collapsing. At that point, the cart came to take McCoy off the field.
The Bills benefit from playing Sunday, as opposed to the start of the playoffs Saturday, which will give McCoy a little more time to heal.