Bo Jackson probably won't play in the AFC Championship Game, but if what happened last weekend is any indication, his absence might not hurt the Los Angeles Raiders much.
Although Raiders coach Art Shell would not flatly declare that Jackson would be unable to play Sunday, team physician Robert Rosenfeld said Wednesday, "He won't play this week."The doctor also indicated Jackson may not be ready for the Super Bowl if the Raiders go that far, saying, "I only wish we had two weeks before the Super Bowl."
"Bo Jackson's sore, he has a limp in his giddy up," Shell said. "He's getting constant treatment. He's doubtful, but you never know."
Jackson injured his left hip when tackled by Kevin Walker at the end of a 34-yard run on the second play of the third quarter in last Sunday's 20-10 Raiders victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in a second-round playoff game.
Jackson left the Cincinnati game having gained 77 yards on just six carries.
Even though he was limping noticeably afterwards, Jackson said he intended to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
However, he underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test on Monday and hasn't practiced or commented about his condition since that time.
Shell said of the MRI, "He (Jackson) has some swelling in the (hip) area. They didn't find anything else."