When Cole Beasley hurt his knee in Week 16’s win against the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills fans were nervous, but hopeful that he could return in time for the playoffs. It didn’t look promising for a while, but Beasley might beat the odds after all. Beasley returned to practice (in a limited fashion) on Thursday, the final practice of the week, and has been listed as questionable ahead of Saturday’s Wild Card game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Another concerning facet of this week’s injury report was Stefon Diggs (oblique). The star receiver was limited on Tuesday and Thursday, and didn’t practice at all on Wednesday, and the team has ruled him questionable as a result. While head coach Sean McDermott spoke conservatively about Diggs this week, the player himself said he was “fine” on Wednesday—so expect him to play.
And that’s it in terms of noteworthy Bills injuries! Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) was a full participant on Thursday and he’s good to go this weekend. Jon Feliciano (knee) and Reggie Gilliam (knee/hamstring) were full participants all week. Amazingly, the Bills are heading into the playoffs with their only notable injury being left guard Cody Ford, already on season-ending injured reserve.
The Colts ruled out cornerback Rock Ya-Sin and tackle Will Holden. Star defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (ankle) is questionable, after missing two days of practice earlier in the week, but should play this weekend. Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor (shoulder), who was limited all week in practice, will play.