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Stephon Gilmore injury: Buffalo Bills corner's shoulder "popped out," per report

The injury that Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered against Houston on Sunday does not sound like a minor one, given what he told a reporter after the game.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore left Sunday's win over the Houston Texans early in the third quarter with an apparent shoulder injury. Per Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, who spoke with Gilmore briefly after the game, the Bills' top cornerback left the stadium with his arm in a sling, and has a MRI scheduled for today after feeling his arm pop out.

Top cornerback Stephon Gilmore went down with a shoulder injury in the third quarter and might be sidelined a while.

Gilmore, his left arm in a sling when he walked out of Ralph Wilson Stadium, told me his shoulder "popped out." Asked if it was dislocated, Gilmore said he wasn’t sure of the diagnosis but would have an MRI on Monday.

Gilmore was replaced initially by Leodis McKelvin, and then later in the game (when McKelvin was playing inside) by Ron Brooks, who himself was injured late in the game making a tackle.

The 6-6 Bills are trying to make themselves relevant in the AFC playoff picture in the last four weeks of the season, and if they're forced to play without their top cornerback for any stretch of time, it'll make an uphill climb that much tougher. We may know more about Gilmore's injury today, depending on what Rex Ryan knows when he speaks with reporters.