The Buffalo Bills have their second safety injury of 2022 training camp. This time, it’s Jordan Poyer who will be sidelined for the near term.
On Tuesday morning near the end of practice, Poyer was hit on the arm by running back James Cook or an offensive lineman during a run play. He grabbed at his arm and was in visible pain. Walking off the field, he took a knee before continuing on his own feet. After a couple minutes on the sideline, he walked to the tunnel and ultimately took a golf cart ride to the locker room.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says Poyer will have an MRI. Our JSpenceTheKing said it was hyperextended, per a source, and that has been confirmed by Adam Schefter with a time frame.
Per sources, #Bills All Pro Safety Jordan Poyer to undergo MRI for possible hyperextended elbow.— Jefe (@JSpenceTheKing) August 2, 2022
I’d say we dodged a bullet, Bills fans. Bubble wrap Jordan, Micah, Von, Josh, Stef… hell, cancel the rest of camp and preseason.
Bills’ All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer hyperextended his elbow today and will miss what one source described as “a few weeks.” Poyer is expected to be back for the start of the regular season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2022
No more Poyer in training camp and they'll likely keep him on the sideline until the regular season.
Obviously, losing their All-Pro safety for any part of the regular season would be bad, but it’s compounded by other injuries in the secondary right now. Micah Hyde left practice on Friday with hip soreness, but that’s not serious as he is back in a limited capacity. All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White is still recovering from midseason ACL surgery and could miss the start of the season.
We will update when we have more info.