During Monday's joint practice with the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills linebacker Ty Powell collapsed on the field and needed to be carted off due to a leg injury. Head coach Rex Ryan reported after practice that the injury was a possible ACL tear, in which case Powell would be out for the season.
#Bills HC Rex Ryan: Ty Powell is a possible ACL injury. Would be done for the year if that's the case— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 17, 2015
For the full story on the nature of Powell's injury (i.e. how it occurred), be sure to check out our practice recap.
Powell, 27, is the primary backup to Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown in the linebacker corps. He is also one of the cornerstones of the special teams unit. While Powell is out, the Bills will look to sixth-round draft pick Tony Steward and undrafted free agent A.J. Tarpley to pick up the slack.
Powell joins Jarius Wynn in his bad situation; the backup defensive lineman similarly injured his ACL during the first preseason game.