Thursday, November 7, 2013
C.J. Spiller admits injury not fully healed
By Mike Rodak
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Despite being removed from the injury report this week, Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller admitted Thursday that he still does not feel his ankle injury is fully behind him.
"[Sunday] it was still not where I wanted to be. We'll just continue to do the things we need to do," Spiller said. "[I'm] very close. I don't want to say, but I'm close."
Spiller played just 29 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
"It's getting better. I'm able to practice more throughout the week. It's reacting well. I just have to continue to do the things I've been doing to get back to where I need to be," Spiller said.
Head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that Spiller, who has dealt with a high-ankle sprain since Week 4, is back to full health after being taken off the injury report.
"When they're off the injury report, then I feel they're fine," Marrone said. "The one thing you want to know as a coach is, even if a guy has a little bit of something, I'd rather put him on the injury report so this way we can monitor it and watch it. But as soon as someone comes off the injury report, I'm thinking that he's full go."
However, Marrone said Spiller's playing time is still a matter of game plan, which could limit his time going forward.
"I think we have a great game plan going into Sunday," Spiller said. "Whenever I'm out there, I'll just try to take advantage of the opportunity. I won't get caught up into how much I'm playing on offense. That's up to the coaches. We try to rotate."