Newly acquired wide receiver Jordan Matthews made his practice debut with the Buffalo Bills during Sunday’s training camp session, but suffered a chip fracture in his sternum.
The Bills are describing Matthews’ injury as “week to week.” One medical expert, Dr. David J. Chao, said an injury like a chip fracture in the sternum carries both good news (it’s a pain tolerance issue) and bad news (can be pretty painful).
“The problem is how does he acclimate to new team/plays/QB with limited practice,” Chao tweeted.
Matthews was acquired along with a third-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby. Matthews, who is in a contract year, has hauled in 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns during his three years with the Eagles. Since the 2014 season, Matthews has the most receiving yards in the NFL when lined up in the slot (2,385) and is second in catches (198).
The Bills have their next-to-last practice session of training camp, at 8:45 a.m. Monday at St. John Fisher College. Matthews was on the sideline, not working with trainers.