Fred Jackson injury: Bills RB will be ready for offseason workouts

Andy Lyons

Jackson said Wednesday that he is "on track" to participate in offseason training after a knee injury ended his 2012 campaign early.

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson missed the final three games of the 2012 regular season after being sidelined with a grade 2 MCL sprain, but he fully expects to join his teammates on the practice field for offseason conditioning in a few weeks.

Jackson joined The John Murphy Show (via the team's Inside The Bills blog) on Wednesday mainly to talk about the NFL's new policy against running backs delivering helmet-to-helmet blows to defenders, but also said this about his current health status:

"I'm on track ready to go. I'm trying to hit the ground running and do as much as I can. I've been cleared by all the doctors so I'm ready to get back into it, and get back on the field and prove to these coaches that I need to be on the field."

2012 was the second straight season in which Jackson appeared in 10 games for the Bills. The versatile back, now more-evenly sharing the load with C.J. Spiller in the backfield, rushed 115 times for 437 yards and three touchdowns last season, also catching 34 passes for 217 yards and a score.

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