The Buffalo Bills have been seemingly unable to catch a break early in the 2013 season, as the injury bug that plagued the team throughout training camp struck again during the team’s Week 1 match up with the New England Patriots.
The injury to Brook’s is the most devastating as it is another blow to the already depleted Bills secondary that is missing Stephon Gilmore and Jairus Byrd.
While both Goodwin (broken hand) and Brooks (broken foot) are out indefinitely after surgery to fix their respective broken bones, neither players’ injuries are viewed as being season-ending at this time.
Stephon Gilmore an Doug Legursky obviously did not practice, as both are not expected to return to the Bills line up in the immediate future, while Bills rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins (my fault for drafting you in Fantasy Dustin, my bad!) has yet to practice after suffering a groin injury leading up to Week 1. With Dan Carpenter on the roster, there is no rush for the strong legged Hopkins to rush back, although I’m sure the Bills would prefer to have their starting kicker sooner rather than later.
Of the Bills walking wounded, only Jairus Byrd practiced on Wednesday, but he was limited in doing so. Byrd’s status for Sunday’s game is still up in the air, but if the Bills safety is able to return, it would be a boost to the secondary as it attempts to contain Cam Newton.