Buffalo Bills star wide receiver Stevie Johnson left today’s game in the fourth quarter of a 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with what appeared to be a serious groin injury. Johnson caught just three passes but for a decent enough 48 yards against the Steelers before leaving the game with the groin injury; he was immediately ruled out.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, the groin injury that Stevie Johnson suffered today is a new ailment, as he explained to Graham that he did not simply aggravate the injury. The injury is on the other side, and the most important part of Graham’s tweet is the fact that Johnson is “unsure” as to whether or not he will be able to play next week.
The Bills face the rival New York Jets in Week 11, which is definitely a key game for the Bills. With rookie wideout Robert Woods also hobbled, the Bills definitely can’t afford to have Johnson out. But with Johnson reluctant to give any positive updates on this new injury, it’s safe to say that we should tentatively expect Johnson to miss next week’s game. It’s still very early and we probably will have to wait until Friday to learn anything of significance, none of the early indicators regarding Johnson’s injury are promising. Plus, the Bills might be more inclined to sit out Johnson next week in order to use their Week 12 bye to further rest him up.