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LeSean McCoy injury makes him ‘game-time decision’ for Sunday vs Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins may not have to deal with one of the top running backs in the league if LeSean McCoy’s hamstring injury keeps him out this weekend for the Buffalo Bills.

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The Buffalo Bills may be without running back LeSean McCoy Sunday when they head to South Florida to face the Miami Dolphins, with an ESPN report already ruling him out. Josina Anderson tweeted on Thursday that the league’s second-leading rusher will miss Sunday’s contest, though McCoy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, during an appearance on WQAM’s Joe Rose Show, said the running back is a “game-time” decision.

McCoy injured his hamstring on Wednesday during practice and was unable to complete the workout. He then did not participate in Thursday’s practice. The Bills will update their injury report for the final time this week on Friday. That update will also include the game status for McCoy, which will either rule him out of the game or list him as questionable or doubtful for Sunday.

Things seem to be lining up that McCoy will not be available this weekend, though, if he is a true game-time decision, we may not have a full answer until just before the start of the game. McCoy has 587 rushing yards this season, with 470 of those coming over the last four games. He averages 5.6 yards per attempt this season. Buffalo is the number one rushing offense through Week 6, picking up 166.5 rushing yards a game so far this year.

The Dolphins are 31st in rushing defense this year, allowing 147.0 yards a game. They allowed 128-yards rushing to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, with an 8.0-yards-per-attempt average, but held Le’Veon Bell to just 53 yards. Nearly half of Pittsburgh’s rushing yards came on one Darius Heyward-Bey run of 60 yards.

If McCoy is unable to play on Sunday, the Bills offense will feature two former Dolphins running backs, Mike Gillislee and Reggie Bush. Kickoff is at 1pm ET Sunday.