Buffalo Bills Injury Update


After 10 days of training camp, the Buffalo Bills are dealing with a number of injuries to their roster. Here’s a rundown of who’s dealing with what.

T-minus two days until the Buffalo Bills play their 2015 preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. But, as is the case with all training camps, there are number of injuries affecting the Bills’ roster. While some aren’t as serious as others, let’s take a look at who is injured.

Marcell Dareus, DT

Sounds like nothing too serious here, but worth monitoring since it’s a knee.

Richie Incognito, G

Much like Dareus, Incognito’s injury isn’t considered to be serious either. However, the swelling of his ankle will likely keep him out of practice for a few days and more than likely limit him, or keep him out, of Friday’s preseason opener.

Kraig Urbik stepped in for Incognito at left guard and would likely remain there should Incognito miss any extra time.

Aaron Williams, S

After missing the entire spring practice schedule rehabbing from offseason surgery, Williams has jumped right back into things at training camp, and has even set high expectations for the Bills defence, saying it’s No. 1 or bust this year.

While it’s nice to hear his confidence in the defence, his health will be a big part of their success. So far at training camp he’s only had to deal with one nagging lower-body injury, which kept him out since last Friday. However, Williams did return to practice on Wednesday and sounds like he will play in Friday’s preseason opener.

Ross Cockrell, CB

During Saturday night’s scrimmage, Cockrell suffered a knee injury that is expected to keep him out of practice for a weeks. Luckily for both Cockrell and the Bills, his ACL is fine and they do not anticipate any significant damage to the knee.

Caleb Holley, WR

Holley was carted off the field on Monday for a hamstring injury, and Rex Ryan said he “could be out a while”.

With availability being one of your greatest assets as an NFL player, it’s no surprise that the Bills designated Holley as waived/injured on Wednesday. Although you hate to see things like this, it’s a reminder of how short-lived and cutthroat the NFL is.

Best of luck with your recovery Holley!

John Conner, FB

The terminator tweaked his hamstring again at practice on Wednesday, and is in limbo when it comes to determining how serious the injury is.

Kyle Williams, DT

Williams took a helmet to the thigh on Monday and suffered a quad contusion.

Although the injury is considered minor, the timing of it could put his availability for Friday in jeopardy.

“I’m not sure, but if it’s in the question then he won’t (play),” said Ryan. “We’ll see how he progresses. I know he wants to play.”

Alex Carrington, DT

Another d-lineman suffered an injury on Monday, but it’s not considered to be serious either, as Carrington sustained a bruised rotator cuff. He should be fine going forward.

Chris Manhertz, TE

Former Canisius basketball player Chris Manhertz has dealt with a rib injury through training camp, but should be fine to play on Friday.

Considering his basketball background, the athletic tight end is certainly an interesting player to keep an eye on.

Fred Jackson, RB

Jackson is out for the next few weeks with a hamstring injury, which has opened the door for rookie Karlos Williams. While the injury is unfortunate, the former Coe College running back seems to be in good spirits still.

Anthony Dixon, RB

Boobie Dixon remains out with a calf injury, and the former Mississippi State Bulldog is expected to miss at least a few weeks, saying it’s “pretty substantial”.

Leodis McKelvin, CB

After suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury, it sounds like the Bills are preparing themselves to play without McKelvin for at least Week 1 of the regular season.

“We thought everything was on track, and with a lot of these types of injuries you have some setbacks, and he experienced a setback,” Ryan said. “He will play this season, but when he’s going to be available, I’m not real sure.”

McKelvin was spotted at practice on Tuesday, and for Bills’ fans, the photo is heartbreaking.

Hopefully his ankle improves, but by the looks of it, the Bills will likely be without Leo for a few weeks this season.

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