Bills MLB Paul Posluszny had surgery Tuesday on his broken arm suffered in the season opener at New England Monday night. Head coach Dick Jauron provided an update Wednesday.
"Paul is through surgery and it went well," said Jauron.
Posluszny left Monday night's game in the second quarter after tackling Fred Taylor on a run play. As for when Posluszny could be back in the lineup Jauron did not provide a specific target date, but indicated it will be quite a while.
"I'm not exactly certain about it, but we're not looking at it anything like the last time he injured the arm," said Jauron. "We're hoping to get him back at some point before the halfway point of the season."
Life without the team's defensive signal caller will not be easy, but the plan going forward is to insert backup Marcus Buggs as was the case on Monday night.
Meanwhile the news is significantly better for defensive end Chris Kelsay. Kelsay, who also left Monday night's game in the first half after getting accidentally leg whipped by teammate Ryan Denney, was able to walk off under his own power and MRIs on his knee earlier this week were negative showing no ligament damage.
"I feel great," said Kelsay. "I feel a lot better than I thought I would even (Tuesday). As far as I'm concerned I'm preparing to play this week and I think the coaches feel the same way and the trainers as well. So we're just going to play it by ear and see how it feels, but as of now I feel good."
Kelsay did not practice Wednesday, but is planning on testing the knee in practice Thursday.
"Hopefully I can do some stuff (Thursday)," he said. "That's what I'm planning on doing."
If Kelsay is unable to play on Sunday, veteran Ryan Denney is expected to start at left defensive end.