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Robert Woods injury: Buffalo Bills WR has already had surgery

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Bills wide receiver Robert Woods played most of 2015 with a groin injury, and has already had surgery to ensure he'll be at full health when 2016 season work begins.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods was placed on Injured Reserve two weeks ago after injuring his groin during a road loss to the Washington Redskins. As it turns out, Woods had re-injured a groin that he tore back during training camp, meaning that he spent most of the season playing through pain.

In 14 games this season, Woods played 774 snaps, tops among all Bills receivers. Although his stats suffered - he caught 47 passes for a career-low 552 yards with three touchdowns - and despite his ailment, Woods established himself as a solid blocker in Greg Roman's run-heavy offense. Still, it's feasible that the Bills will look to upgrade their No. 2 receiver slot this offseason, even with Woods returning to full health.

Woods, who will turn 24 this April, will be in the final year of his four-year rookie contract in 2016. Until that year begins in May with spring workouts, he has already had surgery to correct his groin issue, ensuring he'll be field-ready by the time that prep work begins.