On Tuesday evening, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was helped off the field. Limping badly, he had suffered what the team said was a hamstring strain and was headed for an MRI exam on Wednesday.

The injury, which came during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns, looked serious at first, according to multiple reports, but an unnamed source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that McCoy was feeling better later in the evening. Coach Rex Ryan indicated that McCoy’s hamstring had not separated from the bone.

Still, the team’s latest running-back injury has it thinking about whether to sign Ray Rice, who has not played in the league since 2013. On Wednesday morning, the team had “begun internal discussions on whether to explore signing” Rice,” Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported.