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Why McCoy’s hamstring soreness isn’t unusual

Posted by Chris Brown on September 17, 2015 – 4:12 pm

Bills feature back LeSean McCoy was limited in practice Thursday with tightness and soreness in his hamstring. Why that soreness exists is relatively easy to explain.

McCoy missed the last three preseason games as he recovered from a hamstring injury suffered midway through training camp. He began practicing a little over a week before the opener. In Week 1 he was on the field for 71 percent of the offensive plays (42). McCoy admitted this week that he is still working himself back into game shape.

“I didn’t practice every week, missing the preseason, so they didn’t want to just throw me out there,” said McCoy. “But as we get going, I’ll get more touches, more plays. I played quite a bit, though.”

McCoy even confirmed that coming out of the Week 1 game he felt the workload more.

“I was definitely tired, more tired than the norm,” he said. “I kind of figured that. It’s one thing to be in condition and not going full pace because of injury. It’s another thing to have preseason games, to have the flow of it.  That’s why you have them. You get the flow of the game, the speed of it, the conditioning part. But as we get going I’ll be fine.”

It might take a few weeks of regular season game weeks before McCoy is all the way back to top game shape.


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