Kelvin Benjamin will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday the receiver would miss Sunday’s tilt versus the New England Patriots. Benjamin tore the meniscus in his knee a couple of weeks ago, which didn’t stop McDermott from calling him day-to-day while Benjamin missed practices and last week’s game against the Chiefs.
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“That’s all that kept coming through my head, thinking about my ACL,” Benjamin said on Wednesday, via the NewYorkUpstate.com. “I didn’t hear a pop so that made me feel a little good about it. Then I was able to walk off the field, so that made me feel good about it too,” he continued.
Benjamin missed the entire 2015 season after he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), so he had to be glad the injury wasn’t that serious. Still, it has to be frustrating for him because he’s still getting used to his new teammates.
Fortunately, his knee seems to be getting better and he should be back on the field in no time.
“It’s better. I’m still just taking it day by day. I’m feeling good for the most part,” Benjamin said. “Oh, I’m definitely going to be back out there before the season’s over,” he added.
He’s played less than five quarters since being traded from Carolina to Buffalo. Against the Patriots earlier this year, Benjamin had 4 receptions for 104 yards in Carolina’s 33-30 win.
In 2 games for Buffalo, Benjamin has 62 yards, but his injury came very early in the game against Los Angeles. The Patriots will likely aim to shut down the Bills’ top weapon, which is now LeSean McCoy. He’s second on the team with 295 receiving yards to go along with his 758 rushing yards.
Buffalo desperately needs to come away with a win in order to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, but due to the recent rash of injuries, the team has a difficult task ahead.