¡°It looks like he¡¯s about to require surgery,¡± Gailey mentioned. ¡°I don¡¯t know precisely when that¡¯s likely to take place. I believe we¡¯ll get a far better determination on what we¡¯re talking about, extended phrase, short term, after that.¡±
Meanwhile, third-year man James Hardy is out with an injury that will keep him out of Friday¡¯s preseason opener and most likely out of the second game up coming Thursday.
¡°Hardy¡¯s about to be out for likely at least a week to 10 days, unless something major happens,¡± Gailey said. ¡°It¡¯s tough on him. I feel negative for him. I really feel negative for us, too. We wanted to have a good look at him. He had done some fine things.¡±
Hardy¡¯s injury provides Stevie Johnson an even much better probability to win the No. 2 receiver job. It also offers Chad Jackson and rookie David Nelson more opportunity to win playing time and make the roster. If the final cuts were these days, Jackson, the former Pats second-round pick, would be on the team and seeing quality playing time. Nelson, who is 6-5, has made his presence known out from the slot in camp. The Bills have seven receivers healthy for the Redskins game. So undrafted rookies Naaman Roosevelt and Donald Jones also are about to get a excellent probability to make an impression.
Asked if the Bills will ought to add a receiver as a result of injuries, Gailey said: ¡°We¡¯ll must see. We¡¯ve got a brief week next week so it¡¯s not like we can go out and do a ton in between the following two ballgames. Then we¡¯ll make a choice almost certainly throughout the week following week whether we need to have to address it for the extended term or not.¡±