Inside The Bills

Bills injury update

Posted by Chris Brown on October 23, 2008 – 6:13 pm

Bills head coach Dick Jauron could be without two starters and a valuable subpackage defensive back again this week. Aaron Schobel, Ashton Youboty and Brad Butler all did not practice for a second straight day.

“With Ashton, Aaron and Brad we’re not going to rule them out, but they haven’t practiced for two days and I don’t know if they will (Friday),” said Jauron.

If none of the three practice Friday, it would almost rule all of them out for Sunday’s game. Youboty and Schobel are battling foot injuries. Butler has a sprained knee.

Limited in practice Thursday were Melvin Fowler and Terrence McGee. But McGee did more than he did on Wednesday and got some first team reps for the second straight day.

The big concern with McGee was how he would feel and respond a day later to the level of practice activity he endured Wednesday. With him back on the practice field Thursday it’s an encouraging sign that McGee should be available to return to the lineup on Sunday.

Derek Fine has participated fully throughout the week and it appears he is finally 100 percent healthy and recovered from thumb surgery. However, being active on Sunday is another story.

“It’s just hard to get anybody up on the 45-man game day roster particularly when things are going okay,” said Jauron. “We’ll keep talking about it up until game time.”

But if Fine is inactive Sunday, he will be a healthy scratch.


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