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Can the Buffalo Bills Overcome the Recent Injury Bug?

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Going into week 6, things are a bit scary as the Buffalo Bills continue to take some big hits as far as injuries go again this week. Newly added to the list is the heart of the Buffalo defensive line, Kyle Williams. He did not practice at all on Wednesday and said it was due to an ankle injury.

Buffalo opted to stay out West this week to avoid jet lag since they played in San Francisco the week before. According to Williams, he will practice the rest of the week and play on Sunday. That sounds reassuring, but that adds to the list of bumps and bruises that the defense is going through, and from the way this defense has been playing, they need everyone to be healthy.

After the news of tackle Spencer Johnson and defensive end Mark Anderson being unable to play this weekend, Williams was the last name anyone wanted to hear about being hurt also. Anderson is said to be out indefinitely which could possibly be a season long injury.

Being forced to step up big time is Mario Williams, who also is supposedly fighting through a wrist injury since the preseason. Williams has said in past interviews that he has been struggling to perform due to this injury, but he won’t be able to use that as an excuse any longer because someone needs to step up and lead the defense to a victory this week against the Arizona Cardinals.

Also limited in practice this week is safety Jarius Byrd due to a chest injury that he suffered in the loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He has been struggling to stay healthy all season, but with the secondary struggling so much, a veteran presence is important for this Bills secondary. Hopefully he will be a full go on Sunday.

Keep checking back here to stay up to date with Buffalo’s injuries leading up to this week’s game against the Cardinals. Follow me on twitter also @christynepolle

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