The Buffalo Bills have placed Troup on season-ending injured reserve in the latest setback of the defensive tackle's career. The move was announced before practice Thursday, and after Troup showed little progress since having back surgery in December. That's when he had two discs fused to repair a nagging injury that limited Troup to appearing in just six games last season.|||||||
The Bills had high expectations of Troup when they selected him with the 41st pick in the 2010 draft out of Central Florida. He had a promising rookie season in which he finished with 23 tackles and two pass breakups in 15 games, including three starts. A series of injuries began hampering Troup during training camp last year. He was eventually placed on IR in November.
Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Torell Troup has told The Associated Press he will have surgery within the next two weeks to repair a "minor fracture" in his spine.|||||||
Troup says the recovery will take about three months, and adds the operation will also address a pre-existing back problem that bothered him in training camp. The Bills placed the second-year player on season-ending injured reserve on Nov. 30. Troup says he attempted to continue playing with the spine injury after he was hurt in Buffalo's preseason finale against Detroit on Sept. 1.
Troup has landed on injured reserve with a back injury.|||||||
Troup is out for the season for Buffalo.
Troup had his right hand wrapped in a cast and did not participate in practice Wednesday.|||||||
Bills coach Chan Gailey did not specify the injury but expects Troup to practice with the cast after the swelling goes down. Gailey said Troup is questionable for Saturday.