Buffalo Bills backup running back Travaris Cadet suffered a gruesome-looking ankle injury in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots and was carted off the field. He obviously did not return to action.
Warning: You shouldn’t view the play if you have a weak stomach, as it is without a doubt tough to watch.
dam hoping for a speedy recovery cadet pic.twitter.com/Fmz0JYII7I— godfather gronk (@washed_) December 24, 2017
The play that Cadet was injured on was a routine one. He took a shotgun handoff from Tyrod Taylor before being tackled shortly after by Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers. On the tackle, Flowers wrapped his arms around Cadet’s legs and in the process of attempting to bring the running back to the ground, the brunt of the weight of the 265-pound lineman fell on Cadet’s ankle and appeared to shift it out of its natural position.
By video, unfortunately and obvious ankle fracture/dislocation.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) December 24, 2017
Doc did good job reducing joint. Will need surgery.
Good chance for 2018 return. https://t.co/Wt3P3lNuNt
*Update: Cadet did in fact dislocate his ankle, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cadet, who is in his first season with the Bills and fifth year overall, finished his day with one rush for zero yards, and one target as a wide receiver. He was signed by the Bills in November after being released by the New York Jets.
Coming into today, Cadet had a combined 296 all-purpose yards, split between his eight games played with both the Bills and Jets.