Tyler Kroft has broken foot; other Bills also out to start OTAs

May 21, 2019 - 2:56 pm
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It’s only the second day of OTAs, but the Buffalo Bills are already dealing with several injuries. Here’s a rundown of the injuries head coach Sean McDermott updated with the media prior to practice on Tuesday:

  • TE - Tyler Kroft - broken foot, will undergo surgery
  • WR - Cole Beasley - Core muscle injury, underwent surgery a few weeks ago
  • C - Mitch Morse -  Core muscle injury, underwent surgery a few weeks ago
  • C - Russell Bodine - Still recovering from shoulder surgery from last season
  • RB - Frank Gore - Foot and ankle injury, was limited in practice
  • WR - David Sills - Hamstring injury sustained in rookie minicamp, was limited in practice
  • CB - Taron Johnson - Wore a red non-contact jersey
  • S - Rafael Bush - Wore a red non-contact jersey
  • RB - T.J. Yeldon - Groin injury, did not practice
  • LB - Matt Milano - Was a full participant (broken leg in 2018)
  • P - Corey Bojorquez - Was a full participant (shoulder injury in 2018)
  • P - Cory Carter - Was a full participant (Torn ACL in 2018 preseason)

Also, during practice, tight end Jason Croom was seen walking off the field and into the field house with a trainer.

Kroft, Beasley, Morse, Gore, and Yeldon were all just signed by the club this offseason as unrestricted free agents. McDermott noted that Kroft got hurt during Monday’s first OTA session, also confirming that it is the same foot Kroft broke last year while a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, causing him to miss 12 games.

“It's not ideal,” McDermott said. “Availability is key, but we trust our medical staff and Tyler, as well. He’s a hard working young man and will be backing due time and ready to go.”

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the timetable for Kroft’s recovery is 3-4 months, putting him right up against the start of the season, which means he could possibility begin the season on the PUP list.

McDermott said that both Beasley and Morse had core muscle injuries effecting the groin area, and went to Philadelphia to meet with a doctor and have surgery.

“They’re working back,” McDermott said of both players. “They’re hard at work. Our training staff has done a nice job with them. They’ve worked hard and we’ll get them back as soon as we can here.”

The team will continue this round of OTAs with another session on Thursday.



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