Early on Monday, reports were that Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore would miss eight weeks after suffering a wrist injury in Saturday’s game against the Redskins.
Bills coach Doug Marrone offered a little more detail about Gilmore’s condition during his meeting with the media on Monday. Gilmore fractured his wrist and had surgery on Monday to repair the injury.
Marrone gave Gilmore a six-to-eight week timetable to return and said that the team will not consider putting him on injured reserve with the designation to return. According to Marrone, the team believes Gilmore will “be back sooner than eight weeks” and they don’t want to run the risk of waiting to play Gilmore if he’s healthy before the required eight weeks on IR come to an end.
Ron Brooks, Crezdon Butler and Justin Rogers are candidates to replace Gilmore in the lineup, but the Bills are going to miss Gilmore a lot regardless of which player winds up taking his place.