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Fred Jackson suffers hamstring injury during Buffalo Bills training camp

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Running backs appear to be having a hard time of it as training camps continue across the NFL.

With Arian Foster's serious groin injury and C.J. Spiller's mysterious absence, not to mention DeMarco Murray missing a couple of sessions with Philly through illness, teams may be considering focussing on the passing game for a few days.


Unfortunately for the Buffalo Bills any such thoughts have come too late as they were dealt an injury blow of their own today. As reported by ESPN's Mike Rodak, veteran RB Fred Jackson has suffered a hamstring injury.


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Jackson is heading into the 2015 season as backup to newly acquired running back LeSean McCoy but, considering Buffalo's issues at quarterback, the veteran is still regarded as a key man with the run game set to be heavily relied upon.

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As such, although the injury doesn't look to put his status for the regular season in doubt, it is far from the ideal situation.

With Jackson unable to take part in sessions for the foreseeable future it likely means McCoy will have to carry an increased load during that time.

With a bell cow role all but guaranteed for the former Eagles star when the 2015 season gets under way, head coach Rex Ryan will be hoping that Fred Jackson is able to provide some relief sooner rather than later.

Fellow running back Anthony Dixon is also on the sidelines at present with a calf injury but the Bills do have rookie Karlos Williams and veteran Bryce Brown in camp at present.

Buffalo fans: Is there too much pressure on LeSean McCoy, and who should start at QB? Have your say in the comments below...

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