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Schefter: LeSean McCoy unlikely to play against Vikings

Arguably the visiting team’s best offensive player

Los Angeles Chargers v Buffalo Bills Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

What looks to be some pretty tough sledding for the Buffalo Bills’ offense on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings appears to be getting a little bit tougher.

ESPN football insider Adam Schefter is reporting that running back LeSean McCoy is unlikely to play on Sunday when the Bills and Vikings face off at U.S. Bank Stadium. Schefter says that he wants to see how his cracked rib cartilage feels before the game, but is apparently leaning towards not playing.

A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro, McCoy is in his third season with the Bills, joining the team in 2015. He rushed for over 1,200 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 2016 en route to making the Pro Bowl again, but this season has gotten just 16 carries for 61 yards in the Bills’ first two contests. He was injured in the third quarter of the Bills’ 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2.

If McCoy is, in fact, out of this one, it would be a combination of veterans Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy getting the carries for Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.

This is something to keep an eye on, obviously, but it appears that the Vikings’ opponent on Sunday afternoon could very well be minus their best offensive weapon.minus their best o