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Buffalo Bills injury report: Ty Nsekhe is “week-to-week”

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Maybe there’s hope yet for the Bills tackle to return in 2019.

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe is “week-to-week” after suffering an ankle injury and leaving the field on a cart during Buffalo’s win over the Miami Dolphins. At Sean McDermott’s Wednesday scrum with beat reporters, the head coach announced the news. That news is a pleasant surprise, suggesting that Nsekhe’s injury wasn’t so severe as to immediately land him on Injured Reserve and end his season. Early speculation was that Nsekhe could’ve fractured the bones in his ankle, but the new timeline suggests something cleaner. It’s great news for the 34-year-old Nsekhe, who had carved out significant playing time in his first season with the Bills.

In the meantime, Cody Ford will take over as the full-time right tackle for the first time in his career. Fellow rookie Ryan Bates is the most likely candidate to act as the backup swing tackle moving forward, unless the Bills sign a veteran in the next day or two.

In other injury news, backup safety Siran Neal is working through the concussion protocol. Neal suffered the injury in the first half, and the Bills kickoff return unit sorely missed him. Jerry Hughes (groin) did not practice Wednesday. The veteran had aggravated his groin during practice before the Dolphins game, but gutted it out and contributed a sack to the winning effort.