Photo credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Safely removed from Chip Kelly’s sports science lab which he apparently hated so much, LeSean McCoy has a nagging hamstring injury and may not be ready for Week 1.

ESPN football reporter Josina Anderson, who gets an impressive amount of scoops, reports that a Bills source told her McCoy might not be ready for Week 1 after all:

“They say it tore in a spot where it couldn’t have been any better for us. It tore in a spot that is kind of high up, surrounded by stronger muscles in the glutes and things like that.”

According to the source, McCoy is not at full speed in practice but is doing rehab work including light footwork, agility and cardio conditioning, but there is concern he won’t be in great “football shape.”

“It’s way too early to say whether [McCoy] will play or not. He is doing a little bit more every day. But hell yes, I’m concerned about that,” the source said. “I can’t say for sure he’s going to be with us Week 1. I can’t say that at all. It will take everything we got just to get him ready for game day, and then [when] we get to game day, [there’s] no way he can be in great football shape. So I think he will be on a pitch count, I think at the very best.

The source added that if McCoy is not 100 percent, “I would recommend that he doesn’t play because [we] need him for the rest of the year. [We] don’t need him at 75 percent and risk losing him down the line.”

“You know he is a Ferrari and for him to be hitting on all cylinders, that thing has got to be right,” the source told Anderson.

Good thing McCoy got himself out of a place that uses high-end, military grade physiological monitoring instruments and into a place where the source – probably a coach, perhaps even Rex Ryan – ballparks his health meter and compares him to a car.

Also, good thing the Bills just cut Fred Jackson.