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Jairus Byrd dealing with plantar fasciitis

Jairus Byrd, Donnie Henderson AP

Bills safety Jairus Byrd went for a second opinion on his ailing foot last week and revealed the results of that visit to the doctor on Sunday.

Byrd is dealing with plantar fasciitis, clouding the outlook for his chances of getting on the field with his teammates for the season opener against the Patriots. Byrd said he is working “as much as my body will allow” and he was a limited participant in practice, but coach Doug Marrone said that Byrd’s not in a place yet where he will be able to help the team win games.

“He’s still working his way back in, doing a couple of team things, but he’s still working his way back in to get in a position where he can help us,” Marrone said, via the team’s website.

It’s been a rocky summer for Byrd and the Bills, but it is in both sides’ best interests for the foot problem to subside enough for Byrd to get on the field and play at a high level. The benefits to the Bills defense are obvious and Byrd’s drive for a big contract after the season isn’t helped by a foot problem that causes him to slow down.

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5 Responses to “Jairus Byrd dealing with plantar fasciitis”
  1. pksullivanmha says: Sep 2, 2013 8:54 AM

    You can do it Jairus. @footballady52🏈

  2. floratiotime says: Sep 2, 2013 9:14 AM

    I bet if they applied a large sum of money to the ‘injury’ it would magically heal. Sad to see this guy turn into such a problem.

  3. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 2, 2013 9:54 AM

    I’m picking the Bills defense 1st overall in my fantasy draft

  4. surfinbird1 says: Sep 2, 2013 1:15 PM

    Sounds like an old rock group. “Byrd and the Bills”.

  5. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Sep 3, 2013 10:42 AM

    Trade him now for picks, whatever you can get. We can all see the writing on the wall and even if he does get on the field, I will question his work ethic and quality of play. It’s obvious he doesn’t want any part of Buffalo, so get something in return for him while you can. Situations like these, where your top players seem unhappy with the organization, can divide locker rooms. Get him out of here before the circus. People would question the move if he performs well wherever he goes next, but it seems obvious he doesn’t have any interest in performing well for Buffalo anyways, so cut ties.

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