Bills QB Tyrod Taylor battled his way through a throwing shoulder injury Monday night after he fell on his own following a pass in the second half against the Patriots. On his weekly radio show on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, head coach Rex Ryan said Taylor should be fit to play Sunday in Kansas City.
"Tyrod I expect him to be able to play," said Ryan Tuesday afternoon. "It's a right shoulder injury, but I don't know all the particulars. We'll see how things go as the week progresses, but I think he'll be ready to roll (Sunday)."
Though he was clearly not 100 percent after landing on his throwing shoulder Taylor was able to throw passes including downfield late in the game. The Bills starting quarterback finished the game.
Rex Ryan admitted he gave serious thought to pulling him from the game after seeing his quarterback is some obvious discomfort.
"I went to the young man and asked him how he felt and told him, 'Hey don't be a hero here. I need to know if you're healthy because I'm never going to play a guy that's injured," Ryan said. "But he told me, 'No coach I'm good. I'm ready to go.' So that's why he stayed in the game."
Other injury updates
Buffalo also suffered a few other injuries in the game Monday night.
DE Mario Williams suffered a foot injury Monday night and did not return to the game.
"With Mario it's still too early to tell, so I'm not real sure about Mario," said Ryan.
Ryan did say Bacarri Rambo should be available Sunday after suffering a shoulder injury Monday. However, he did not expect to have starting RG John Miller back from an ankle injury. The Bills head coach confirmed it was a high ankle sprain. Miller was carted off the field Monday night and did not return.
Ryan also expressed doubt that WR Marcus Easley would be available on a short week after sustaining a concussion in the first half.