The Buffalo Bills got back on track last week with a big win over the Raiders. There were no major injuries once again, but two key starters left the game with ailments. The Bills will enter Week 3 with no injury designations.
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As for the Washington Commanders, they will be missing at least one starter. TE Logan Thomas (concussion) will miss their matchup. S Kam Curl and WR Curtis Samuel are both questionable due to an illness.
S Micah Hyde
Hyde exited the game last week early in the fourth quarter with a ‘hamstring’ injury. Usually, the Buffalo Bills are conservative and players almost always at least miss the next week with a hamstring strain. However, Hyde was spotted wearing kinesiotape behind his knee, as opposed to up along the muscle belly of his hamstring.
Since McDermott stated he was dealing with a few things when Hyde jumped on the Week 1 injury report with a ‘back’ ailment, there is potential Hyde is dealing with hamstring tendonitis. This would be contrary to a brand-new hamstring strain. This means, he would have to manage this condition and he won’t have to miss any time for now. He was able to progress from DNP to Limited to Full during the practice week.
DE Leonard Floyd
Floyd also exited last week’s game in the fourth quarter due to an ‘ankle’ injury. The injury was to his right ankle, which had a clean up surgery prior to the 2022 season. He likely has some wear and tear in the ankle and aggravated it. The mechanism seemed benign, which should raise some eyebrows that he might struggle with this ankle from time to time over the course of the season. He was able to progress from DNP to Limited to Full during the practice week.
TE Dawson Knox
Knox was able to finish the game last week without an issue. However, he was listed with a ‘back’ injury. His status for this Sunday was in jeopardy as he did not practice the first two days of the week. Luckily, he was able to return as a full participant on Friday and will dress for the game. There is uncertainty where Knox got injured. He may have had a minor sprain or contusion, or he might be dealing with some form of a chronic disc issue in his back. Last year, Knox took some big hits that landed him on the injury report for back and hip. These potentially could have been reaggravated as well during the game last week.
LB Terrel Bernard
Bernard was another Bills player who never exited the game last week, but still landed on the injury report with a ‘knee/quad’ ailment. In my opinion this projects as a contusion type injury to the thigh. He went Limited-Limited-Full during the practice week and will be playing as well.
T Spencer Brown
Spencer had no issues last week but jumped on the injury report late in the week on Thursday with a limited participation due to a ‘shoulder’ ailment. No info leaked, but it should be assumed he left practice early due to the injury. He was back to practice as a full participant on Friday and should not be seen as a worry.
DT Jordan Phillips
Phillips was on the Buffalo Bills injury report due to an ‘illness’ this week. He was a DNP on Wednesday but was a full participant the rest of the week.
RB James Cook
Cook missed Thursday’s practice for personal reasons. It has since been discovered that it was due to the birth of his child. Congrats Daddy!
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