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Conor McDermott, Russell Bodine join injury list after Buffalo Bills win

A few players are closer to playing again.

The Buffalo Bills exited Week 1 of the preseason mostly unscathed, with only two new injuries following their win over the Indianapolis Colts. Speaking with the media on Friday, head coach Sean McDermott outlined injuries to offensive linemen Conor McDermott and Russell Bodine as a result of the game.

McDermott (concussion) was tested and passed the concussion exam during Thursday’s game, but experienced symptoms later that night and entered the rehab protocol on Friday. Bodine (oblique) was not noticeably removed from the field, but was seen working with trainers on the sideline after the shift change of linemen.

One who avoided injury was receiver Zay Jones. He was tested for a concussion after absorbing a hit to the head on Thursday, but passed the test and won’t miss any practice time.

Summarizing the other injuries, McDermott mentioned that tight end Jason Croom is close to returning from his hamstring injury, and he’ll practice in a limited fashion (individual drills) today. Croom is a little bit ahead of Dawson Knox, who had suffered his hamstring a couple days later.

Jerry Hughes (ankle) and Taron Johnson (groin) were both held out of Thursday night’s game, but will return to practicing on Friday. Micah Hyde (neck) will keep practicing in a red no-contact jersey, and Mitch Morse (concussion) is still working through the protocol.

Also not to be forgotten are backup cornerback E.J. Gaines (groin) and tight end Tyler Kroft (foot), whose injuries could make them candidates for the Physically Unable to Play list at the start of the season.