Clay to miss "multiple weeks" with knee injury

October 09, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed Monday that tight end Charles Clay, the team’s top pass catcher, had a scope performed on his injured left knee and will miss multiple weeks.  The full extent of the injury and timetable to return is still uncertain, according to McDermott.  Pro Football Talk has reported that the tight end suffered a torn meniscus and sprained MCL.

Clay was hurt while catching a 24-yard pass during the first quarter of the team’s 20-16 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.  It looked like Clay was going to be a big part of the Bills’ passing game before the injury.  It was already his third target of the game.  He finished with two catches for 31 yards.

The eight-year veteran leads all Bills’ players with 258 yards receiving on 20 catches this season.  

Nick O’Leary filled in for Clay after the injury.  He caught five passes for 54 yards.

With Clay missing time the team is down to O’Leary, Logan Thomas, and Khari Lee at tight end.  They may have to make a roster move to add another player to the position.  The Bills have a bye week coming up before taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in two weeks.  

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McDermott also said WR Jordan Matthews (thumb), LB Ramon Humber (thumb), and CB EJ Gaines (groin) are week-to-week while CB Leonard Johnson (hamstring) is day-to-day.

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