Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots: Week Two Injury Report


As the Buffalo Bills prepare to take on the New England Patriots, we look at who’s in and who’s out

As we edge ever closer to the Buffalo Bills big clash with the New England Patriots, there have been several question marks in respect of their injured players. On Friday, the picture became a little clearer, with the release of the latest injury report.

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Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and linebacker Tony Steward have both been ruled out of Sunday’s game, as they were for week one. Goodwin is recovering from a couple of broken ribs, while Steward is still dealing with an MCL knee injury.

Meanwhile, cornerback Corey Graham has been listed as probably, despite limited participation in practice. Graham suffered a concussion, early in the home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Percy Harvin has also been listed as probable. Despite ongoing issues with his hip, he participated in full practice later towards the end of the week, after being given a day off on Wednesday.

Sep 13, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin (18) catches a pass for a touchdown as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler (20) defends during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

In truth, the wide receiver is likely to receive regular maintenance days throughout the season, to help ensure his availability for Sundays. The Bills will be hoping for a regular repeat of his week one performance, when he led the team with five receptions, 79 yards and one touchdown catch.

However, the player who all Bills fans are most interested in, is LeSean McCoy. He had limited participation in practice on Friday, and has been listed as questionable for the game.

McCoy has been dealing with an ongoing hamstring issue, since early in preseason. His appearance against the Colts was his first action in a month, and it was clear he was less than 100 percent, finishing with just 41 yards on 17 carries.

The running back was forced to leave practice on Thursday, with tightness in his hamstring. Bills coach Rex Ryan said that it was a precautionary measure, but it has still led to a lot of concern.

Despite his questionable status, ESPN‘s Dianna Marie Russini reported that sources told her McCoy is expected to be a key part of the offense against the Patriots. While I have my doubts, I’ll reserve judgement until the players hit the field on Sunday.

For New England, the only player definitely out is center Ryan Wendell (illness). Defensive tackle Dominique Easley is doubtful with a hip injury, and did not participate in practice on Friday.

Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive end Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quadricep) are all listed as probably. All three were full participants in practice on Friday.

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