Sunday, September 30, 2012
Bills lose LT Glenn, RG Urbik to ankle injuries
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will have to shuffle their offensive line after losing two starters to injuries in a 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Coach Chan Gailey said left tackle Cordy Glenn and right guard Kraig Urbik will be out for "a while" after both hurt their right ankles.
Glenn was hurt late in the third quarter, when he was bowled over while attempting to protect quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was sacked by Rob Ninkovich.
Glenn, the Bills' rookie second-round draft pick, lay on the field for several minutes and had difficulty putting any weight on his right foot while being escorted to the sideline.
Urbik was hurt in the second quarter, when he went down while protecting Fitzpatrick, who overthrew receiver T.J. Graham on a deep pass. Urbik limped to the sideline and tested his right foot before being escorted to the locker room for tests.
Safety Jairus Byrd, who forced two fumbles, did not return after hurting his hip in the second half. Gailey didn't have an update on Byrd's status.
Receiver Donald Jones, who scored on a 68-yard touchdown catch, and tight end Scott Chandler, who scored twice, did not return after taking blows to the head in the second half.
Gailey called the injuries to Jones and Chandler as appearing to be minor.
The injuries come as the Bills (2-2) enter the toughest stretch of their schedule in which they'll play four of their next five games on the road. It starts with a West Coast swing in which Buffalo will play San Francisco and Arizona over the next two weekends.
Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower did not return after hurting his hamstring in the first half.
Coach Bill Belichick declined to provide an update following the game.