Pittsford, NY (WGR 550) -- It appears as though two pass-catchers that were having a good first week of training camp at St. John Fisher College will have to idly stand by and watch practice for the next week at least. On Friday, top wide receiver Stevie Johnson and tight end Mike Caussin each suffered an injury that ended their practices prematurely.
Reports surfaced hours after the injury that Johnson may even miss the majority of preseason. Head Coach Doug Marrone addressed his wide receiver's outlook moving forward.
"He’s going to be out for a while. We’re going to make sure we work hard to get him back as soon as we possibly can," he said. "He’s going to be out for a while and what I mean by a while is it’s going to be at least a week and after that I’ll probably come out with something and see where we are by then."
Hamstring injuries can be quite volatile if a player tries to rush back from them too quickly. Johnson believes that the pulled hamstring is not a serious injury, and that he'll be back before the regular season gets in to full swing.
"Yeah, definitely. The season is where the money is made and I’ll be out there to play," the wideout added.
Making some good plays throughout camp, Caussin suffered a hip injury on Friday that took him off the field. On Saturday, all he could do was watch practice in his jersey and shorts.
"We’re going to look at Mike again in a couple of days and reevaluate him to see where he’s at and see whether he’s able to get back out here or not or maybe it’ll be a little bit longer," Marrone remarked. "In about five to six days, we will reevaluate the situation - he took a shot on the hip – and then we’ll probably go from there and I’ll have more information on that."
Besides the highly publicized injury to Kevin Kolb on Friday, only rookie safety Duke Williams left the practice field prematurely. The head coach was not asked about the rookie, nor did he provide an update on what happened to him during practice.
The Bills get back on the field for practice at 2 pm on Sunday. The session is open to the public without a ticket to get in.