The Buffalo Bills lost starting tackle Ty Nsekhe to an ankle injury midway through the third quarter of their game against the Miami Dolphins. As Devin Singletary carried the ball upfield, Dolphins defensive end Avery Moss accidentally fell with his full body weight onto Nsekhe’s ankle. Nsekhe immediately collapsed in pain, the Bills training staff put his ankle into an air cast, and he was carted off the field.
The early diagnosis from Buffalo Rumblings contributor Kyle Trimble (@BangedUpBills) was likely an ankle fracture and dislocation.
Nsekhe, 33, was part of a unique platoon with rookie Cody Ford at right tackle. The Bills had given both players equal opportunities to play on the field, ignoring the usual tactic to play the same set of linemen on every play, and Nsekhe was a reliable stalwart with every chance he had. With his season potentially over, Ford will become Buffalo’s full-time right tackle moving forward.
Rookie Ryan Bates, inactive against the Dolphins, will likely land on the active roster as Buffalo’s weekly swing tackle, unless the team opts to sign a veteran replacement.