Sunday, October 5, 2003
Bills WR Moulds injures groin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Receiver Eric Moulds injured his groin
and had to be assisted off the field after helping lead the Buffalo
Bills to a comeback victory Sunday.
Moulds described the injury as "a slight pull," adding that he
hopes to play next weekend when the Bills travel to play the New
"I think after some ice, I'll be OK," Moulds said. "I've had
a hamstring pull before and I had a groin pull early in college.
But hopefully it's slight, and not that really serious."
Moulds was hurt on the game-winning drive in Buffalo's 22-16
overtime victory against Cincinnati.
After coming down with a 28-yard reception at the Bengals 7,
Moulds was tackled by Kevin Kaesviharn and tumbled awkwardly along
the sideline. Kaesviharn was called for a major facemask penalty in
bringing down Moulds.
Moulds was on his back and appeared to cover his eyes with his
hands. He remained there as Travis Henry scored two plays later on
a 2-yard plunge.
Moulds walked gingerly and needed help from two teammates to
make it up the tunnel to the locker room.
Recalling the play, Moulds said his groin had been bothering him
earlier in the game.
"When I tried to stop and stiff-arm (Kaesviharn), he did a
great job tackling, I couldn't get my feet together and that's when
it happened," Moulds said.
Moulds' loss would be a severe blow for a Bills offense that
traded its No. 2 receiver, Peerless Price, to Atlanta last March.
Buffalo's next two receivers, Bobby Shaw and Josh Reed, have
struggled this season.
Against the Bengals, Shaw caught three balls for just 26 yards
and Reed had one catch for 20 yards.
Moulds finished with nine catches for 99 yards after entering
the game third among AFC receivers with 358 yards receiving.