Bills inside linebacker Paul Posluszny looked to be moving well as he walked off the practice field after watching his teammates begin installing the game plan for Sunday's game against the Packers. Posluszny will not be part of the effort this weekend due to a sprained knee suffered in the home opener last Sunday. But he's aiming to return sooner rather than later.
"I'm disappointed that it happened to begin with, but the good news is it isn't anything major," said Posluszny. "It should be short term. I know Buddy (Nix) said two to three weeks and I'm hoping to be on the shorter end of that range."
Posluszny suffered the injury early in the third quarter when he helped string out a running play for a minimal gain by the Dolphins tackling Ronnie Brown out of bounds along the Bills sideline. The injury happened when teammates closed to make the tackle with him.
"Yeah the way we all landed, I saw it on film," Posluszny said. "I landed with the running back underneath me and our guys on top of me it just bent the wrong way under the pile."
Posluszny called it a minor sprain. He went to the locker room to have it more closely examined then came back out to the field and was put through a battery of flexibility tests by the physicians and training staff to see if the integrity of the knee was good to put him back on the field.
"Initially it felt like I could go back out there, but then it tightened back up on me and then that was it once that happened," he said. "I didn't think it was anything at first, but then it kind of creeped up on me."
Keith Ellison and Akin Ayodele are both expected to fill his role in the base defense and subpackage roles on Sunday, but Posluszny plans to make a quick return.
Hopefully I heal up fast I'll be back in no time," he said.
Hangartner on injury reportBills center Geoff Hangartner was a surprise addition on the team's injury report Wednesday. Hangartner missed Wednesday's practice, but head coach Chan Gailey said it was just a precaution.
Eric Wood took snaps at center with the first unit in Hangartner's absence.
Safety Cary Harris (hamstring) was the only other non-participant Wednesday.