This past Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers wasn’t just a disaster for the Buffalo Bills on the scoreboard. Both wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and safety Micah Hyde were unable to finish the game after sustaining knee injuries. Knee injuries can be grim and are always a concern, however the Bills announced at Monday’s press conference that Hyde’s knee should be good to go moving forward and that, while the severity of the damage is still being assessed, Benjamin did not suffer any ligament damage.
During a session with the media, head coach Sean McDermott did not offer information on whether Benjamin was day-to-day or week-to-week as has been customary for him this season. He later stated that Hyde’s knee “checked out fine” after the game, which bodes well for his chances of returning for the Kansas City Chiefs game next Sunday.
Benjamin quickly sustained his injury on the first drive of the game and was carted off the field, while Hyde was held out after halftime. Benjamin was replaced in the lineup by a combination of depth wide receivers while Hyde was replaced by first-year safety Trae Elston.