Stevie Johnson should be able to play next week

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Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson injured his thigh in the first half of the Bills’ 21-9 loss to the Texans on Sunday.

He remained in the game, but wasn’t much of a factor the rest of the way as he was clearly playing at less than full speed as a result of the injury. Johnson had no catches after getting hurt and the Bills passing game lacked any kind of potency. Coach Chan Gailey updated Johnson’s status on Monday, saying that he would likely miss Wednesday’s practice but should be able to play on Sunday at New England.

“It’s very important when you’ve got your leading receiver hobbled,” said Gailey, via the Bills’ website. “It hurts your passing game. To have him close to 100 percent would be very important for us.”

Indeed it would, although it wouldn’t be a bad thing if the Bills offense featured a little more C.J. Spiller and a little bit less everyone else.

The injury news wasn’t quite as positive elsewhere. Starting cornerback Aaron Williams will miss two to three weeks after leaving Sunday’s loss with a knee injury and Gailey announced that defensive end Mark Anderson’s recovery from knee surgery hit a snag. Anderson had a setback that may require another procedure that would add two to three more weeks to his recovery timeline.