Buffalo Bills Key Injuries going into San Francisco
The Buffalo Bills endured a tough loss and to make matters worse, they also suffered some major set-backs as far as injuries. Chan Gailey has briefly been updating on these injuries.
Cordy Glenn and Kraig Urbik will likely be out at least two weeks with a possibility of three weeks due to an ankle injury. In place of the two offensive linemen, Buffalo will be starting Chris Harriston and Chad Rinehart. Both players have experience with the Buffalo offense, as they have had to fill in before and are occasionally rotated into the line-up. Last season, the two linemen combined for 19 total starts. I don’t think it is logical to panic yet, as long as the injuries are not season ending.
Scott Chandler and Donald Jones both suffered head injuries this week and left the game early. They were scheduled to be further evaluated on Monday. According to Chan, they both checked out ok and will be ready to go on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. It seems that both receivers are becoming an important part of this offense, as they brought in three of the four touchdowns against the New England Patriots. Having them on Sunday is definitely necessary.
Jarius Byrd was also pulled out of the game against the Patriots. Gailey said Byrd suffered a hip pointer that is sore and will need to gradually be worked out during this week. With the Bills traveling to the west coast, the team isn’t ready to say if he is a definite go on Sunday but from what Gailey said, it doesn’t seem too serious.
The running back situation is still an area to keep an eye on. Both running backs said they were sore following Sunday’s loss but also said that was to be expected. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson seemed to be rotating series this past weekend. It wasn’t clear if that was the game plan because of both of the running backs talent, but it can assumed it was because they both 100% healthy. Both should be able to play this weekend also so it will be interesting to see the game plan going up against the strong 49ers defense.
Stay tuned to see how the injuries pan out heading into week 5. Follow me on twitter also @christynepolle.