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Stevie Johnson sidelined by back injury


The Bills are in their first week of OTAs for the offseason, but wide receiver Stevie Johnson hasn’t been able to join his teammates on the field.

Johnson was diagnosed with a strained back early in the team’s offseason workouts, an injury that didn’t seem like a major concern when it first came to light. It’s more than a month later, though, and Johnson still hasn’t gotten cleared to resume a full workload. Johnson said he’s getting better, but admitted that he doesn’t know when doctors will sign off on his return to the field.

“I don’t know, it’s just a timing thing,” Johnson said, via the Bills website. “I’m just doing everything that they’re telling me to. I’m doing the weight room stuff. Of course I’m inside the playbook and when they give me the green light I’ll be ready to go.”

It’s May, so there’s no reason to think the Bills are doing anything other than acting out of an abundance with caution in regard to their best receiver. The more time Johnson would have with the new offense and the new quarterbacks the better, but it won’t be time to worry about an absence from the practice field for a few months yet.

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7 Responses to “Stevie Johnson sidelined by back injury”
  1. cptkickurass says: May 15, 2013 5:52 PM

    That’s what happens when you carry the recieving load for 16 games…

  2. theryanfitztragics says: May 15, 2013 6:04 PM

    Stevie should be fine… If not, I say we give my man Da’Rick Rogers a chance!

  3. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: May 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    Typical Bills preseason injury. We have such bad luck…

    MEANWHILE, Robert Woods’ agent is salivating.

  4. bills87 says: May 15, 2013 6:20 PM

    Stevie is a warrior. The guy plays through rough injuries every year due to the shots he’d take trying to catch Fitzy’s lame ducks. He will be fine and will most likely go over 1,000 yards for a 4th consecutive season. Dude is a beast.

  5. mackcarrington says: May 15, 2013 6:30 PM

    Back problems when they haven’t even had any contact work yet? Bills fans should be very, very, worried.

  6. squared80 says: May 15, 2013 8:41 PM

    Paging Robert Woods.

  7. bflobacker says: May 15, 2013 8:57 PM

    Maybe next time he starts working out before Rome calls him out Super Bowl week

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