Fred Jackson Knee Injury Won't Require Surgery, Could Help Fantasy Owners Soon

Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) breaks a tackle by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Fred Jackson's sprained knee will not require surgery, and the Bills' running back could rejoin the team sooner rather than later. We break down the fantasy implications for him and C.J. Spiller.

Fred Jackson's sprained knee won't require surgery and the Buffalo Bills' running back is expected to rejoin the team early in the three- to eight-week window initially given for his return, according to the Buffalo News. Jackson could begin light running this week, and said he's targeting a return for the Bills' Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: This is tremendous news for Jackson owners, and not-so-good news for anyone fortunate enough to pick up C.J. Spiller. There is a running-back controversy looming. However, there is a fairly decent chance both players will see touches and put up decent fantasy numbers. We will just have to wait and see what head coach Chan Gailey and the Bills plan to do.

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