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Injury roundup: C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out for season

The Buffalo Bills have lost both of their stars in the backfield.

C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were both knocked out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with first-half injuries. After Jackson went down first for the Bills, Spiller went 52 yards on his first carry. Unfortunately, Spiller was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a broken collarbone, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, and will miss the rest of the season after Monday surgery, per a source who has spoken to Spiller.

Before Spiller's season-ending injury, trainers helped Jackson off the field. After, the veteran was wheeled away to the locker room with a groin injury and was quickly ruled out for the game. Rapoport reported, per a source who's spoken to Jackson, is that the runner's MRI gives a worst-case scenario of four weeks to return. Jackson's eyeing Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Jackson confirmed to WGR-AM on Monday morning that his groin injury will not require surgery, and the recovery time for his injury typically is four weeks.

Anthony Dixon will be forced to shoulder the load in their absence. Bryce Brown was inactive Sunday.

Here is the rest of Sunday's injury news:

  1. Vontaze Burfict can't stay healthy. The Bengals linebacker suffered a cervical strain early against the Colts, according to the team, and didn't return.
  1. Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon suffered a sprained ankle against the Rams, according to coach Pete Carroll. He did not return.
  1. The Falcons offensive line just took another jolt. Center Peter Konz suffered a knee injury against the Ravens and did not return.
  1. Bengals cornerback Leon Hall hurt his back against the Colts and didn't return.
  1. Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins injured his right knee. Jenkins, however, returned to action in the upset win.
  1. Saints center Jonathan Goodwin had to be helped off the field against the Lions. He was declared out with a leg injury.
  1. Colts running back Trent Richardsonsuffered a hamstring injury and did not return against the Bengals.
  1. Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo suffered a right pectoral injury and will have an MRI tomorrow, according to coach Jay Gruden.
  1. Saints defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley suffered a concussion after a hit in the game against the Lions. He was out for the remainder of the game.
  1. Saints running back Pierre Thomas also went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury in the second half and remained out.
  1. Bears rookie Kyle Fuller broke his hand Sunday, according to Rapoport, per a source informed of the situation. The cornerback also suffered a hip pointer that knocked him out of the game.
  1. Panthers left tackle Byron Bell suffered an elbow injury against the Packers and he did not return.
  1. Packers running back James Starks suffered an ankle injury and remained out against the Panthers.
  1. Giants linebacker Jon Beason suffered a toe injury against the Cowboys. Though the MRI was negative, he did not return to the game.

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins hurt his calf and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches.

  1. Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers did not return to the game after he suffered a concussion in the first half against the Chiefs.
  1. Niners CB Chris Cook left with a hamstring injury and did not return.
  1. Daniel Kilgore was carted off during the third quarter of the 49ersgame against the Denver Broncos. Coach Jim Harbaugh said that the center's leg or ankle might be broken.

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