Thad Lewis injury: Bills QB day to day with "mild" foot sprain

Tom Szczerbowski

An MRI has revealed no ligament damage in Thad Lewis' foot, and he's reportedly day to day - but the Bills are still working out Matt Flynn just in case.

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis is considered day to day with a "mild" foot sprain following a Monday morning MRI.

Lewis played the entirety of yesterday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but was spotted wearing a walking boot in the locker room after the game. He proceeded to tell reporters that X-rays had come back negative, and that it was just a sprain. Per Mike Florio, this morning's MRI appears to have confirmed that diagnosis. He reportedly has no ligament damage in the foot.

What remains to be seen is how the "day to day" designation impacts Lewis' practice availability this week. The team will be back in action on Wednesday, as usual, and if Lewis is going to miss any amount of practice this week, the Bills may need to have a Plan B in place at quarterback if the worst comes to pass with Lewis. That may be why the team has moved forward with its scheduled workout of free agent Matt Flynn this morning.

Lewis completed 19-of-32 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions on Sunday. He did lose a fumble and was sacked five times, but also rushed for 17 yards and the opening touchdown of the game. There is little doubt at this point that with EJ Manuel sidelined by a knee injury, Lewis gives the Bills the best chance to win games.

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