Rex Ryan says we're allowed to do it, so here it is: Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin has suffered a setback in his return from a 2014 broken ankle, and it's not looking like he'll be hitting the training camp practice field any time soon at St. John Fisher.
Leodis McKelvin is driving a golf cart around the Bills' practice field. He has a scooter in the back seat. Not a great sign.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) August 1, 2015
Rex Ryan says it's fair to say Leodis McKelvin has suffered a setback. He was in a golf cart today and had a scooter with him.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) August 1, 2015
McKelvin broke his ankle in a November 13, 2014 road loss to Miami last year. He was placed on Injured Reserve and had surgery to repair the ankle, and was fully expected to be ready for training camp this year. He even did some light work during spring workouts - the picture used for this article is of him returning a punt during an OTA in May - but apparently suffered his setback between then and now, to the point where the team is putting him on wheels to keep weight off of the ankle.
Rookie second-round pick Ronald Darby has filled in for McKelvin with the starting defense through the first two days of camp, and has been one of the handful of players that has made the strongest positive impression thus far. Ryan also went out of his way to praise a little-discussed depth corner on Saturday, as well - that being Mario Butler, who has been with the Bills for three seasons but has spent most of that time on injury lists.
Rex says they hope Leodis McKelvin is back soon, but he has raved about Ronald Darby. Also mentions Mario Butler "all he does is make plays"— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) August 1, 2015
The Bills are very healthy right now - everybody knock on something wooden, quickly - but McKelvin's current situation will certainly bear watching over the coming days and weeks.