Bills ILB Posluszny (knee) to miss two weeks

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bills' front seven has not been the source of positive news since the start of training camp, with the retirement of DE Aaron Schobel and injuries to LBs Reggie Torbor and Kawika Mitchell. On Sunday, ILB Paul Posluszny hurt his knee during a loss to the Dolphins, but on Monday the team announced that the news may finally be turning around.

GM Buddy Nix told reporters that Posluszny will miss two weeks to heal his knee, but that it could have been much worse.

"We dodged a bullet there," said Nix. "It's not a season ending injury. He won't need surgery."

Reserve Keith Ellison will likely move into the starting role, alongside ILB Andra Davis. Ellison had seven tackles in Week One against the Dolphins.

The way we see it

As Nix said, the Bills are lucky that Posluszny will only miss two weeks. He is the team's best linebacker and led the team in tackles in 2009. The schedule also works out somewhat favorably for the injury, as the Bills face teams the next two weeks — Green Bay and New England — who have questionable running games. Posluszny's absence will hurt, but having him healthy for the majority of the season is more important.

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