Taylor has a patella contusion, is day-to-day

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor left Sunday's game against New England in the fourth quarter

Sal Capaccio
December 04, 2017 - 8:23 am

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has a patella contusion and is regarded as day-to-day, according to head coach Sean McDermott, who added that there is no ligament damage to the quarterback's left knee.

Speaking to the media Monday afternoon, McDermott confirmed that Taylor was initially hurt at the tail end of the very first play of Sunday's game when he scrambled around the left side and got tackled at the sideline. Later in that series, he threw an interception at the goal line which ended the team’s first drive. He went into the blue medical tent and was briefly checked by trainers as he came off the field, but was cleared and played the rest of the game until exiting after one series of the fourth quarter. He was taken via a cart to the locker room. Taylor finished the contest 9-for-18 for 65 yards, no touchdowns and the one interception as the Bills lost to the New England Patriots, 23-3.

Taylor's status for next Sunday will be determined later in the week, but McDermott added that "when healthy, Tyrod is our starter."

Nathan Peterman came in for Taylor and played the final three offensive drives. He finished 6-for-15 for 50 yards.

Injury updates from Sean McDermott:

  • DE Shaq Lawson is week-to-week with an ankle sprain
  • WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) looks "good" to practice this week which could lead to him playing next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts
  • TE Nick O'Leary (back) and FB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) are both on track to practice this week.  

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