The Bills had a major scare Tuesday night at practice.
They hope it doesn’t grow into a concern.
Starting quarterback Trent Edwards suffered a deep bruise in his right quadriceps during practice Tuesday night at St. John Fisher College. It’s unknown when he’ll be able to return.
“We’ll just have to wait and see what tomorrow holds for it so I’ll wait until the morning,” head coach Dick Jauron said. “Sometimes they come back very quickly, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes it turns into a deep bleeding thing and we’re hoping it’s not that.”
The Bills acted quickly. To subside any possible swelling, trainers worked on Edwards’ thigh immediately. Whether he’ll be ready to go against Indianapolis Sunday is unclear at this time.
Edwards suffered the injury about 45 minutes into practice, the AP reported. While handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch in an 11-on-11 drill, Lynch’s knee bashed into his thigh. He laid on the field for about five minutes as trainers checked his right leg out, the AP said. Lynch continued practicing, but was later examined by trainers as a precautionary measure.
It’s bad timing for Edwards, who is fresh off of a lights-out preseason game against Pittsburgh. He was 9-for-11 for 104 yards and two touchdowns in only two series against the Steelers’ starters in a 24-21 win in Toronto. If Edwards is sidelined, J.P. Losman would assume the No. 1 job. Losman struggled against Pittsburgh with only 19 passing yards, and looked sharp at Washington with 79 yards on 7-for-9 passing with one touchdown.
“It’s the nature of life, things happen,” said Jauron on Edwards’ injury. “There's nothing guaranteed; you just go out and practice and hope everything comes out all right. Hopefully, he’ll be fine.”
John DiGiorgio was withheld from practice Tuesday night due to a sore calf. Receivers Roscoe Parrish (left leg) and rookie second-round pick James Hardy (sore hamstring) both sat out too. This wideout duo should both return to the field soon, Jauron said.