Jordan Matthews needs thumb surgery, expected to miss at least a month

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Jordan Matthews scored his first touchdown as a Buffalo Bill on Sunday, but it will be a while before he scores his second.

Matthews needs thumb surgery and will miss at least a month, according to Sal Capaccio of WGR 550.

Acquired in a trade this offseason, Matthews has quickly become the Bills’ No. 1 wide receiver. With Matthews out, they’ll need to rely more on wide receivers Andre Holmes and Zay Jones.

The 3-1 Bills will also rely heavily on their running game. The Bills have three players who have gained at least 100 yards on the ground this year: LeSean McCoy has 68 carries for 216 yards, Mike Tolbert has 34 carries for 119 yards and Tyrod Taylor has 31 carries for 118 yards.

16 responses to “Jordan Matthews needs thumb surgery, expected to miss at least a month

  1. Watkins is gone because Buffalo wasn’t going to resign him. Very inconsistent health. Instead, they got a high draft pick and an excellent corner.. A move a smart GM would make.

    Joe, are they talking Super Bowl in TORONTO?
    Hehehe, I crack myself up…

  2. They really need to trade for someone. Now. Yesterday. Orita

    This was already a weak group, with no one having huge playmaking potential, and Zay clearly needs more time to get ready to the speed of the game.

    The team has shown that they can really win against what are considered top class opponents. Everyone they have played has a .500 or better record now. Give your team a chance to win Beane.

  3. The Bills will live and die by their defense and running game. This hurts, but the team will get by with Charles Clay catching all the balls.

    Hope you heal quickly JMatt!

  4. george1859 says:

    October 2, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Watkins is gone because Buffalo wasn’t going to resign him. Very inconsistent health. Instead, they got a high draft pick and an excellent corner.. A move a smart GM would make.

    Joe, are they talking Super Bowl in TORONTO?
    Hehehe, I crack myself up…

    __________

    EJ Gaines is far from an excellent corner and he is also another player that can’t be depended on health wise.

  5. What nobody believes that EJ Gaines like Watkins can’t be depended on to stay healthy? Just look back to his injury history. In 2015 he miss the entire season with a Lisfranc injury, he missed 5 games in 2016 with a thigh injury, 2017 in training camp he missed practices with a hamstring injury, he injured his shoulder in week 1 although he was able to play the next week, and he left yesterday game with a groin injury.

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