Inside The Bills

McGee’s knee taking longer to heal

Posted by Chris Brown on November 19, 2009 – 3:31 pm

Terrence McGee’s knee scope carried a prognosis of 10-14 days, but McGee is finding out the hard way that each case is different. Now 17 days removed from his minor surgery, his knee is still not allowing him to practice as it is looking less and less likely that he will play on Sunday.

“It’s kind of frustrating. It’s not supposed to be that long of a recovery, but at the same time I don’t want to push myself out there on one leg trying to play,” said McGee. “If I’m ready, I’ll be ready.”

But McGee’s readiness is not looking too promising. The Bills top corner has only been able to work on the side with the training staff the past two days.

“I’m feeling a little bit better. It’s day to day. I’m seeing what’s going to happen as far as game time, but I feel a little bit better than I was last week.”

McGee said he did not suffer a setback, it’s simply taking longer to heal.

“No complications or anything, it just hasn’t been right,” said McGee.

Not having McGee on Sunday at Jacksonville makes Buffalo’s task that much more difficult. Already with Ashton Youboty who’s not expected to play with a high ankle sprain, the Bills would be down to just three healthy cornerbacks in Drayton Florence, Reggie Corner and rookie Ellis Lankster.

Donte Whitner and Jairus Byrd have some experience at cornerback and covering slot defenders, but with Byrd’s groin giving him problems I’m not certain he’s going to be able to turn and run for 50 or 60 plays.


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