Saturday, October 12, 2013

Injury report: Stage finally set for Byrd


The Buffalo Bills' secondary looks to finally be getting a couple bodies back. Well, maybe one and a half.

Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd will finally make his season debut, and cornerback Stephon Gilmore could be on his way back as well, but if so, he'll play with a heavily-wrapped, club-like protective bandage, which would still be an improvement for a secondary that's given up nearly 300 yards through the air the last three games.

Running back Fred Jackson seems to be back in full after a meddlesome knee injury last week, while the same can't be said for C.J. Spiller, who is questionable with a lingering ankle sprain but will likely play. Guard Doug Legursky will return this weekend after missing the first five weeks with a knee injury, and the inexperienced Thad Lewis will call signals in place of rookie E.J. Manuel.  Here's the full slate of injuries:


Ron Brooks (foot), Dustin Hopkins (groin), E.J. Manuel, (knee).

Stephon Gilmore (wrist), Stevie Johnson (back/non-injury), C.J. Spiller (ankle).

Jairus Byrd (foot), Marcus Easley (ribs), Marquise Goodwin (hand), Kyle Williams (Achilles).


Michael Boley (hamstring), Brandon Ghee (thigh), Leon Hall (hamstring), Michael Johnson (concussion).

Mike Pollak (knee), Andre Smith (shoulder).

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