After slogging through a 28-21 win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Bills head coach Rex Ryan provided an injury update on several notable contributors during Monday’s media availability.
Here is what Ryan divulged regarding the team’s medical woes:
- Despite a monstrous effort against Jacksonville, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus sustained an abdominal strain that kept him on the sidelines during the game’s closing minutes. As of now, his status for Sunday’s game is uncertain.
- Similarly to Dareus, wide receiver Percy Harvin’s status for this week is uncertain at this point. Harvin missed this past Sunday’s game due to migraines.
- Cornerback Ronald Darby remains in concussion protocol after taking a knee to the side of the helmet from Jaguars running back Chris Ivory on Sunday. While Ryan suggested that rookie cornerback Kevon Seymour could see time on the outside if Darby were to miss this week’s game, he also was pleased with how veteran Corey White performed.
- Wide receiver Walter Powell was carted off the field against Jacksonville after being rolled up on. Although there is no timetable or official prognosis, Powell did sustain an ankle injury.
- After playing 25 out of 55 offensive snaps against the Jaguars on Sunday, wide receiver Sammy Watkins avoided any further injury that would prevent him playing against Oakland in Week 13. However, the team will continue to be very cautious with their star wideout moving forward.
- After a dislocated finger forced him to exit Week 11’s matchup with Cincinnati prematurely, LeSean McCoy came through Sunday’s game unscathed.
- Backup Mike Gillislee missed Sunday’s game against the Jaguars due to a hamstring injury suffered in practice last week, but the running back looks poised to return to the lineup this week.