McCarron, who signed to a two-year deal as a free agent this offseason, left the game with what was initially thought to be a broken collarbone injury, which could have sidelined McCarron for eight weeks or more.
On Monday, McCarron and the Bills received good news, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that McCarron’s injury is not a hairline fracture, as was first reported.
The timeline for his recovery is day-to-day, and Rapoport reported that McCarron should “practice when the soreness goes away.”
After a few days of testing, #Bills QB AJ McCarron received good news. It was not a hairline fracture, as I was told (@AdamSchefter on it 1st). McCarron is day-to-day and should practice when the soreness goes away. Sounded like he was in a lot of pain so unclear when that is.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2018
Good news for the Bills, who probably would have had to sign another quarterback for at least the rest of the preseason, and for McCarron, who is still in the mix to win Buffalo’s starting quarterback race.
McCarron was less-than-impressive against the Browns, completing only 3 of 6 passes for 12 yards. McCarron was sacked once and was hit hard by Myles Garrett, which could have been the hit that caused the injury.
Nathan Peterman, who has enjoyed an impressive preseason, is the team’s No. 2 quarterback.