Shady update: Ankle is "feeling better," but status still uncertain

January 4, 2018

After initially declining to speak to reporters Thursday inside the locker room, Bills' running back LeSean McCoy ultimately did answer questions for about three minutes, all of them regarding his injured ankle and status for Sunday's AFC wildcard matchup in Jacksonville.

Here's what McCoy had to say through a series of quotes:

"I feel ok.  Each day just trying to get better.  It's a big game, man, so I'm trying to get out there.”

"It's been feeling a lot better.  I'm out of the boot.  I can walk around without any pain, so that's a plus.”

"I'm definitely happy how things are working out so far.  But I've got a lot more room for improvement.  Especially where I want to be at.  I know my body, I know myself.  Especially the way I play, it's more cutting than running. So I'm just trying to get better.”

“I just want to be able to cut well enough where I don't have a lot of pain when I'm cutting.  I just want to be close, or the best, as far as 100% as I can get.  But the type of game like this, man, you've got to lay it all on the line.”

"If I can't get 100-percent, as long as I'm out there and I can run effective enough, I'll do it.  So we'll just see.”

McCoy said teammates have been asking him about status: "I don't want to lie to them. People that know me know I want to be out there."  Referenced playing on bad hammy at Miami last year and "I didn't do well at all. It kind of hurt us. I don't want to be in that same situation.”

The running back has not practiced at all this week and head coach Sean McDemott once again called him "day-to-day," saying "we'll see" when asked if it's possible Shady could get in some limited owrk at practice on Friday.

McCoy injured his ankle in the team's 22-6 regular season finale win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday.  He was carted off the field.  X-Rays were negative.

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