Inside The Bills

C.J. on his hamstring

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2010 – 1:05 pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game by head coach Chan Gailey, but it doesn’t mean he’s not working every day to get his hamstring right as soon as possible.

“I feel fine and I’m feeling better every day,” said Spiller. “It’s just a slow process, just taking it every day, getting as much treatment as I can to get back. So the main thing with these type of injuries that I experienced is it has to be 100 percent before you get back out there and further damage. Of course I want to be out there for my team, but you have to look at the long haul. I’d rather miss one, rather than miss the rest of the season. So I’ve put my pride aside and do what my trainer tells me to do and get ready to go.”

Spiller confirmed that he strained the hamstring on the first half punt return, but he’s glad he and the training staff chose to shut him down for the rest of the game knowing the injury could have wound up being far more severe.

“As soon as I turned the corner going up the field, I felt it, but I didn’t pay it any mind,” he said. “I thought it was just a cramp or whatever. Once I made the punter miss and cut back inside I felt it even more and I still didn’t kind of pay it any attention. But once I started walking back to the sideline I kind of felt it. I knew right away that it wasn’t right. We used good judgment by not finishing the game. I truly believe I would’ve damaged it more than what it was. It was a good call on both ends by me and the trainers.”


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