The Bills have had a lot of injury issues on defense to overcome this season and they got worse on Sunday when cornerback Leodis McKelvin, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and defensive end Alex Carrington had to leave the 27-20 loss to the Jets early.
Those absences were added to running back C.J. Spiller’s early exit on offense and could be overshadowed by injury news about defensive end Mario Williams. Williams wasn’t on the field much down the stretch, but coach Doug Marrone said after the game that he wasn’t aware of any specific health problem that had knocked the end out of the game.
Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Williams was “limping mightily” after the game and that he was headed for an x-ray, although what body part was set for a scan remains unknown. Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports that a Bills official later confirmed that Williams was undergoing treatment and that he would not have a comment for the media.
Without further information, it’s impossible to know what, if any, impact this will have on the Bills defense. Even if Williams is fine, however, the Bills are losing players at a rapid rate on defense and they’ll need some of them to return to the lineup in order to offer any serious resistance in the coming weeks.