Having lost two straight games to fall to 5-6 overall, and looking up (and sideways) at a great many teams in the AFC playoff race, now is not the ideal time for the Buffalo Bills' injury list to be growing. Alas, it is; the list of eight names below - seven of which are currently on the active roster - is peppered with huge names and major contributors. Here's what we know about their injuries as the team puts Kansas City behind them and starts to look forward to the Houston Texans.
- RB Karlos Williams: The rookie running back left yesterday's loss to Kansas City after just five snaps played with a shoulder injury. He was initially questionable to return to action, but was downgraded to out early in the second half. His status for Week 13 against Houston is up in the air.
- WR Marcus Easley: Easley suffered a concussion early in the Bills' loss to New England a week ago today, and the last we knew, he was still working through the NFL's concussion protocol. Until we learn that he has cleared that protocol, he won't practice, much less play.
- OG John Miller: The ankle injury Miller suffered against New England has been alluded to as a high ankle sprain, which are tough to come back from quickly. As the injury occurred just a week ago, Miller's status for Sunday against Houston is also very much up in the air.
- DT Kyle Williams: Late last week, Rex Ryan told reporters that Williams will likely be placed on season-ending IR, with Williams later following up that he'll have surgery on his ailing meniscus. None of that has happened yet, but Williams is assumed to be out for the remainder of the year.
- DE Mario Williams: Ryan also quipped last week that this Williams rode around on a scooter for most (if not all) of the work week. Williams has had a rough go of it lately, managing to play just 48 snaps in the last three games between illness and a foot injury. Buffalo could use him against Houston.
- DE Alex Carrington: This guy has a rather unfortunate tendency to tear his quad when he's emerged as a starter for the Bills. In 2013, he tore his left quad and was lost for the season, eventually departing in free agency. This year, it's his right quad, and he's out for the year once again.
- LB Nigel Bradham: He'd only missed a handful of snaps this season, even after having his bell rung in Week 11, but Bradham missed a healthy chunk of playing time yesterday after leaving with an ankle injury. He was spotted after the game in a boot, which doesn't necessarily bode well for Sunday.
- S Aaron Williams: Here, we (might) have a bit of good news. Williams was placed on short-term IR on October 14, and is now eligible to return to practice. He can also play as early as next Sunday in Philadelphia. Buffalo's secondary could use its top safety back in the lineup if he's fully healthy.