Buffalo Bills News: Week one injury report vs Indianapolis Colts


As the Buffalo Bills prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts, we look at who’s in and who’s out

The Buffalo Bills endured a ridiculously high number of injuries during training camp and preseason. Some were obviously more serious, with Jarius Wynn and Ty Powell suffering season-ending ACL injuries.

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Others, such as the running back trio of Karlos Williams, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon, have all made full recoveries (at least as much as you can do, when you play professional football). With this in mind, Bills fans nervously awaited the release of the team’s injury report for week one.

Fortunately, the news was quite as bad as first feared. The only two players who are definitely out, are Marquise Goodwin and Tony Steward.

Goodwin suffered a couple of broken ribs against the Steelers during preseason, and while he is improving, will likely miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season. Linebacker Steward also picked up his injury (MCL knee injury) versus Pittsburgh, but should be back for week two against the Patriots.

Among the players listed as probable, includes a quartet of wide receivers; Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Robert Woods (hip), Chris Hogan (knee) and Percy Harvin (hip). This comes as a huge relief, given that at one point during the preseason, the receiver position was down to just four healthy bodies.

Rounding out the list of probables, are LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Charles Clay (knee) and Mario Williams (calf). Each are vital to the Bills in their own right, but McCoy is the standout name on the list, given his importance to the running game.

It should be noted that all players listed as probable were full participants on Friday in practice. As WGR 550 reported, head coach Rex Ryan had said throughout the week they would all be ready to face the Colts on Sunday.

Of course, one other important name missing off the list is Leodis McKelvin. The cornerback is still out with a fractured ankle, but is expected to back for week seven.

Also, while not an injury, Marcell Dareus will be another player missing for the Bills home opener, due to a one-game suspension. His place in the starting lineup will be taken by defensive tackle Corbin Bryant.

For the Colts, running back Vick Ballard (hamstring) and cornerback Greg Toler (neck) are definitely out. Linebacker Robert Mathis (achilles) and Cornerback D’Joun Smith (knee) are both questionable.

Rounding out the Colts injury report are cornerback Sheldon Price (concussion), along with linebackers Nate Irving (knee), D’Qwell Jackson (toe) and Bjoern Werner (knee). Each has been listed as probable and all participated in full practice.

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