The 3-5 Buffalo Bills are on their bye week, and as is common during an NFL team's bye week, the banged up Bills are attempting to get healthy. For two key Bills defenders, that meant undergoing medical procedures.
ESPN.com is reporting via the AP that starting cornerback Terrence McGee had his knee scoped on Monday, and is expected to miss roughly two weeks of action. McGee hurt his knee in a Week 4 loss to Miami, but despite being forced to miss some practice time due to the injury, McGee still made four straight starts after the injury. There is a chance McGee might not be ready for the Bills' next game, a November 15 road date with the Tennessee Titans.
Meanwhile, rookie phenom safety Jairus Byrd continues to deal with a nagging groin injury that started prior to training camp in July. According to a BuffaloBills.com report, Byrd admitted today that the groin issue that's been bothering him for the last few weeks was, indeed, related to the sports hernia injury that caused him to miss two weeks of training camp in July. He met with a specialist in Philadelphia in relation to the injury yesterday, and mentioned that he underwent a procedure on the injury. Byrd, too, is expected to be ready for the Titans game. Byrd has seven interceptions in four starts this season and is a strong early candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Other brief injury news: Trent Edwards is expected to start in Tennessee... Aaron Schobel, according to the same AP article linked above, is expected to be ready for the Titans... Corey McIntyre, Jonathan Scott, Jamon Meredith, Kyle Williams, Keith Ellison and Donte Whitner are all considered day-to-day or, in most cases, week-to-week... Bryan Scott has returned to the practice field and saw reps at linebacker on Tuesday, according to BuffaloBills.com.