Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Mark Anderson (93) before a game against the Washington Redskins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
The problems just keep piling up for the Buffalo Bills.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for the Bills after back-to-back blowout losses, the team is starting to deal with the dreaded yearly injury bug. After losing offensive Kraig Urbik and Cordy Glenn two weeks ago against New England, Buffalo suffered another major loss this past Sunday against San Francisco.
Mark Anderson, one of Buffalo’s “big” offseason free agent signings will be out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury this past Sunday.
In a statement to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, Bills GM Buddy Nix said that although the injury isn’t of the season-ending variety, he will still be out for a long time.
“He’s seeing a doctor today and we’ll know more about that after today, and we should know within reason how long a time we’re talking about,” Nix said to Chris Brown.
That doctor is none other than acclaimed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
The injury drops the Bills to just three healthy defensive ends, Mario Williams, Chris Kelsay, and Kyle Moore. The team’s other defensive end, Spencer Johnson, is not in Arizona with the team as he is dealing with an ankle injury suffered against New England.
A bit of good news from the injury front is that despite leaving the game against the 49ers with injuries, cornerback Aaron Williams and safety Jairus Byrd should both be ready to play for the team come Sunday afternoon.
An update from yesterday: The Bills placed OL Colin Brown on season-ending injured-reserve, and have signed veteran lineman Reggie Wells to the 53-man roster. Wells has played for the Cardinals, Eagles, and Panthers. He was on the Chargers roster this year, but had been cut and resigned three times in September before being released by the team for good.