It seems with each of the Bills last three losses they've suffered a costly injury. Against the Jets it was Rian Lindell. Last week it was Eric Wood and George Wilson. In another humbling defeat Buffalo was also handed the task of pressing on without two more starters for the foreseeable future lost to injury.
Starting left cornerback Terrence McGee suffered a severe knee injury down near the goal line on the four-yard touchdown reception by Davone Bess with a minute and a half remaining in the first half. McGee was clutching his left knee and did not move until athletic trainers arrived.
McGee was carted off the field after his leg was put in an air cast.
After the game head coach Chan Gailey indicated that McGee's injury was season ending.
"McGee is not good," said Gailey. "He's probably done (for the year)."
For McGee it'll be the third straight season cut short by a major injury.
The news wasn't much better for Donald Jones. The wide receiver was rolled up on a running play. While trying to block for Fred Jackson, Buffalo's running back and Will Allen fell on Jones. Jones tried to get up, but was in obvious pain as his left leg was also put in an air cast by athletice trainers. He too was carted from the field midway through the second quarter.
"It's that's same ankle and it's another bad sprain," said Gailey. "I don't know if that's three weeks or six weeks."
Jones missed a pair of games earlier this season when he suffered a high ankle sprain against the Eagles in Week 5. While the prognosis is far from certain, he's not expected to be available for the Bills division tilt against the Jets this coming Sunday. That would leave Buffalo with five healthy receivers counting the multi-faceted Brad Smith.
After being re-evaluated on Monday if the prognosis tends to lean toward the longer end it's possible that Jones could be placed on injured reserve with just six games remaining. That could prompt a call up from the practice squad with Kamar Aiken and Tim Toone currently on the practice roster.
Jackson nickedBuffalo's MVP candidate Fred Jackson was also injured and exited the game in the second half with a right leg injury. He went to the locker room for x-rays.
"He got banged up," said Gailey. "They did an x-ray which was negative. Still he took a pretty good lick on there and it's the same calf that was bothering him so I don't know what the extent of that will be."
After the game Jackson dismissed the injury as he stood in the locker room and answered reporter's questions.
"Yeah. I'll be alright," said Jackson. "It was just a bruise. We'll get some treatment on it this week and see what happens."
Jackson has never missed a game due to injury in his NFL career, since he was called up to the active roster in 2007.