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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bills Injury Update: C. J. Spiller undergoes surgery

By on 10/21/2014 11:24:00 AM

The Buffalo Bills' head coach, Doug Marrone, confirmed that C.J. Spiller had surgery Monday on his clavicle. This was tweeted by Chris Brown, a lead journalist at

Spiller was injured after making a 53-yard run Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The running back broke his collarbone on the play. The injury will end Spiller's season for the 2014 campaign.

The Bills had high hopes for Spiller this year. Unfortunately for the Bills, the running back will not get a chance to live up to them. This season has been a very disappointing season.

Spiller's numbers have not been impressive at all this year. He has carried the ball 69 times for 287 yards, with a 4.2 average and no rushing touchdowns. The running back's average of 4.2 was only inflated because of last week's one carry for 53 yards.

Fred Jackson, the veteran running back, had been outplaying Spiller most of the season. That caused Spiller to lose carries and playing time. Unfortunately, Jackson suffered a hamstring injury in the same game, and there is no timetable when Jackson will return.

The Bills' running game took a major hit Sunday with losing two running backs against the Vikings. The team will have no choice than to go by the motto "next man or men up." In this case, it will be Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon expected to split time at the running back position and carry the load.

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