Late Sunday morning, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter said on Sunday NFL Countdown that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. On Monday afternoon, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott denied the report in his press conference. Minutes later, the Bills media relations staff corrected McDermott, saying he misheard the question.
There are a few ways to treat a torn meniscus. One potential way does not require surgery, but takes up to three months for the person to be completely back to 100% efficiency. If they choose to do surgery, it takes about four weeks for the injured person to return to full strength.
It should also be noted that Benjamin tore his left ACL in 2015 but the current injury is to his right knee.
Editor’s note: this article was originally published as a report of the Schefter comments but was updated following McDermott’s Monday afternoon press conference to say the Bills denied the Schefter report. It was then changed to reflect the information provided by the media relations staff of the team after the conclusion of the press conference. - MRW