He’s on injured reserve with the designation to return following a shoulder injury back in Week 7, but C.J. Spiller is optimistic a return by the end of the season is possible.
“You’re a competitor. You want to be out there. You want to be out there to help your team win,” said Spiller in the Bills locker room Monday. “This is the most I’ve ever missed in my playing career since I’ve been playing this game, which is going on 21 years now. So it really sucks, but I’ve still got a good positive outlook on it. I’m doing everything I can to make sure the guys are prepared on Sundays. I’m still watching film, looking over the game plan so I can stay in touch with everything so it’s not a foreign language when I return. Hopefully come playoff time I’ll be ready.”
Spiller was reluctant to weigh the chances of him returning before the end of the regular season.
“I don’t want to put a percentage on it. I’m just taking it one day at a time,” he said. “Everything is looking good and feeling good. So rehab is going really well, so I don’t want to put the chance of anything on it. If I’m good to go I’ll go.”
What Spiller was most relieved about was being designated as the I-R player to return meaning his season was not necessarily over after sustaining the injury.
“It was a big relief. It was something that was new. I had never been in that position before,” he said. “That just shows they have faith that we’ll have an opportunity to be in the playoff hunt. So anytime you can get another playmaker back during that time it’s always important. So I’m relieved about that and I’ve been taking it one day at a time.”
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