The high rate of injuries to key players has just about everybody who follows the Buffalo Bills on edge these days, but one starter’s injury seems to be slightly less serious than some of the others.
Left tackle Cordy Glenn, who injured his ankle during Saturday’s scrimmage and spent today on the sidelines in a walking boot, appears to have a high-ankle sprain.
#Bills LT Cordy Glenn suffered a high-ankle sprain, source said, but doesn't sound like there is structural damage. Likely out for preseason— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 8, 2016
High-ankle sprains have been known to put players on ice for a while in the past. Fortunately, the timing on this is such that he can take the rest of the month to heal it and probably be back no later than the second week of the season.
Glenn, having just signed a big-time contract this offseason, is a known commodity at this point. He doesn’t need a whole lot of work in the offense or on his technique, so missing what probably would have amounted to a game’s worth of action over the next month isn’t going to set him or the offense back too much. In fact, if Cyrus Kouandjio was ever going to step up and deem himself worthy of an NFL roster spot, the next month is probably the best chance he’ll have.
Hopefully, Glenn can rest up and be ready for the season opener. Given the list of players who won’t be ready to suit up for Week One, the team’s going to need all hands on deck.