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Stevie Johnson’s groin is bothering him

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The Bills haven’t quite sorted out their wide receivers after Stevie Johnson, which makes Johnson’s presence quite important to the team’s offense this season.

There’s no reason to doubt that Johnson will be in the lineup come Week One, but the Bills have gotten an unwelcome reminder of Johnson’s recent injury history this week. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports that Johnson has spent every special teams period riding a stationary bike on the sideline to keep his groin loose. Johnson hasn’t missed any drills, but he did admit to feeling soreness in his surgically repaired groin and suspected he’d be following a similar routine all season.

“I’ll probably be on that like maybe throughout the season because I don’t want any ‘what if’s’ while I’m sitting down not doing anything and then I get out there and do something — pop, and there you go with another groin injury,” Johnson said. “So I just try to stay active a little bit, walking around and stretching.”

Soreness after surgery is an expected part of the process so Johnson’s status isn’t cause for alarm. Muscle injuries have a nasty way of lingering, however, and that will make Johnson’s health a constant storyline to follow for Buffalo whether or not they are able to find other receivers capable of heavy lifting in the offense this season.

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7 Responses to “Stevie Johnson’s groin is bothering him”
  1. canadianbillsfan says: Aug 23, 2012 10:02 AM

    Stevie played most of the last season with 3 dislocated fingers in one hand. If he says that he can keep the soreness in his groin under control so that it wont effect him on the field then I billieve him.

    GO BILLS!

  2. chesslungo says: Aug 23, 2012 10:03 AM

    No matter what the Bills are a 7-9 team

  3. floriosfuglykid2 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:14 AM

    His brain isn’t looking too good either.

  4. terraj35 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    If the surgery was in late july/early august I’d say this is normal soreness, but the procedure was done in early may. I’d be concerned if I were the Bills.

  5. stoogy says: Aug 23, 2012 10:50 AM

    Stevie is the slickest ming in football… he conditioning better be great so he isnt tired from riding that bike all game

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 23, 2012 11:45 AM

    canadianbillsfan says:Aug 23, 2012 10:02 AM

    Stevie played most of the last season with 3 dislocated fingers in one hand. If he says that he can keep the soreness in his groin under control so that it wont effect him on the field then I billieve him.

    GO BILLS!
    _____

    I see what you did there.

  7. steveny5 says: Aug 23, 2012 12:38 PM

    Too early to worry. Let him heal up and lets see how he does on the field.

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