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Leodis McKelvin’s return from hip surgery slowed by groin injury

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Cornerback Leodis McKelvin has been limited all spring and summer as he recovers from offseason hip surgery, but he recently made the move to full practice and looked like he was on track to make his preseason debut against the Buccaneers on Saturday.

That debut may have to be put on hold. Mike Rodak of┬áreports that McKelvin had to leave Wednesday’s practice early because of a groin injury. Coach Doug Marrone said after the practice that there was no decision yet about whether or not McKelvin would be able to play come the weekend.

“I have no idea. They haven’t told me that yet,” Marrone said.

Marrone made it clear while discussing wide receiver Sammy Watkins’s rib injury that he won’t be giving timetables for returns this season, so we’ll have to wait and see when McKelvin is ready to go. Given McKelvin’s spot as a starter across from Stephon Gilmore and the multiple injury issues that he’s working through, it wouldn’t come as a great shock if the Bills opt for a cautious approach to giving him any preseason action.

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7 Responses to “Leodis McKelvin’s return from hip surgery slowed by groin injury”
  1. radioactivechimp says: Aug 20, 2014 12:43 PM

    Good thing the Bills signed Corey Graham in free agency. You can never have too many corners in today’s pass-driven league.

  2. 6ball says: Aug 20, 2014 12:50 PM

    McKelvin was taken one pick ahead of Ryan Clady during the Bills “lollipop guild” phase.

  3. rabidbillsfan says: Aug 20, 2014 12:55 PM

    Need him back ASAP, Gilmore has looked like garbage.

  4. kingokra says: Aug 20, 2014 12:55 PM

    Everyone knows “the hip bone is connected to the groin bone.” Get well soon, Leodis.

  5. poetpft says: Aug 20, 2014 1:10 PM

    hopefully no one sneezes around him. Don’t need him to break any bones.

  6. poetpft says: Aug 20, 2014 1:13 PM

    also why is it that with the Buffalo Bills, it is always their starters getting hurt all the time…not a good look for the S&C coach……….

  7. catquick says: Aug 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    He hasn’t been there yet, so what’s the loss? It’s a plus if he returns, but business as usual if he doesn’t

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