Mike Rodak of ESPN reports that Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore will miss between six to eight weeks with a fractured wrist, according to the team.
During the second quarter of Buffalo’s preseason loss to the Redskins, Gilmore left with a pain in his left hand. The injury is serious enough to require surgery.
This is a huge shot to an already struggling Bills’ defense. During Gilmore’s rookie season in 2012, he was already considered one of the top young cornerbacks in the league.
Gilmore will not be placed on injured reserve. The Bills are not willing to use the designated return tag for him either, which would keep him out for at least the first eight regular season games.