Matthews, Humber, Anderson will all need surgery

October 2, 2017

Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed to reporters Monday afternoon that three players will require surgery and all will miss time.

Linebacker Ramon Humber (hand), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (thumb), and safety Colt Anderson were all injured in the team’s 23-17 win over the Falcons Sunday in Atlanta.

Humber leads the Bills in tackles (37) through the first four games of the season. The nine-year veteran is in his second season with the team, but first as a starter after winning that role during training camp.  With Humber sidelined for an uncertain amount of time, Buffalo will rely on rookie linebacker Matt Milano to fill in for the veteran linebacker. Milano registered four tackles in relief of Humber Sunday.

Matthews has been active for all four games this season after missing the preseason with a chip fracture in his sternum. The 25-year old has 10 receptions for 162 yards, including a touchdown in Sunday’s game.  The Bills acquired Matthews, along with a 2018 third round pick, from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby.  

After missing the entire preseason with a foot injury, Anderson has registered three tackles in the team’s first four games.  His season was cut short last year after injuring hand in week five and being placed on injured reserve.

McDermott also announced that cornerback EJ Gaines, acquired from the LA Rams along with a second round draft pick in exchange for WR Sammy Watkins, is day-to-day with a groin injury.


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