Buffalo Bills lose TE Charles Clay for “multiple weeks”


Buffalo Bills’ tight end, Charles Clay, will miss multiple weeks with a knee injury.

Charles Clay has reportedly gone under the needle and has had surgery on a torn meniscus that will sideline him for at least three weeks. The Buffalo Bills’ pass-catcher quickly became their most reliable receiver this season but will be forced to take a few weeks off before we see him return to the field.

Sportingnews.com reported:

"“Clay reportedly has a torn meniscus and a sprained MCL. When speaking to the media Monday morning, coach Sean McDermott didn’t go into detail, but said the 28-year-old had undergone a scope and will be out for “multiple weeks.”"

This is an absolute shame and a huge loss for the Buffalo Bills.

Charles Clay amassed 258 yards in about four and a half games and two touchdowns. 18 receptions through four games had him on pace for 72 receptions this year, a career high.

The question is, how will the Buffalo Bills replace him after relying so heavily on him for the first quarter of the season?

LeSean McCoy is the only player who had caught more passes than Charles Clay and will be forced to have an even larger impact than he does already. The Bills’ current receiving corps. is depleted with Jordan Matthews being the only other receiver with ten catches. This means players such as Andre Holmes and Zay Jones will need to step up.

The Bills’ back-up tight end is currently Nick O’Leary, and even he was found limping off the field late in the game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The bye week has come at the perfect time for the Buffalo Bills and will be a key part in getting this team healthy for the remainder of the season.

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