Inside The Bills

Teammates disappointed for Wood

Posted by Chris Brown on December 3, 2012 – 5:41 pm

As talented a player as center Eric Wood is, he’s also a respected team leader. That’s why his teammates felt for him knowing he’s out indefinitely now with his third serious leg injury in four seasons.

“I hate to see something like that happen to him,” said fellow lineman and draft classmate Andy Levitre. “It’s happened a couple of times for him throughout his career. It stinks especially for a guy that puts the amount of time and effort he puts in each week. You just don’t want to see something like that happen.”

When asked how significant the loss is, Levitre didn’t deny it’s a big one.

“He’s a big part of what we do on the offensive line,” Levitre said. “He’s the center so he’s the main guy we have, so losing him we’re definitely going to miss him.”

“Losing anybody is tough, but losing Eric (Wood) who is a big part of what we do, he is a guy that communicates a lot of the stuff. He is a leader,” said Ryan Fitzpatrick. “He is a leader up there. We have to kind of plug in some holes. We came out a little wounded that last game with just more than him. We will figure out who we have for this week and get going.”

Fortunately the Bills have had to play without him before as he missed the last six games last season and the last five games in 2009.

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