The Bills have confirmed that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin does indeed have a torn meniscus.
The #Bills confirm that WR Kelvin Benjamin does indeed have a torn meniscus. The team is not putting a time frame on his recovery.
— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) November 27, 2017
At his Monday press conference, Bills coach Sean McDermott said that wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was day-to-day with a knee injury and refuted the ESPN report that Benjamin has a torn meniscus and will miss several weeks.
Bills PR later told reporters that the coach thought he heard "ligament" when asked.
Benjamin does have a torn meniscus, confirmed by Bills PR. McDermott thought he heard torn "ligament" when he was asked today.
— Bucky Gleason (@ByBuckyGleason) November 27, 2017
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) November 19, 2017
#Bills don't have a return time for Kelvin Benjamin. There are different severities of meniscus tears, but this injury should put him out at least a few weeks. I'd expect him to be out this week against the #Patriots and maybe the following week against the #Colts, too, at best. https://t.co/qVRqc1ElKs
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) November 27, 2017
Benjamin, acquired from the Carolina Panthers at the trade deadline, did not make the trip to Kansas City for Sunday's game.
In other news:
- McDermott said that Eddie Yarbough started over Shaq Lawson on Sunday "due to a situation that will be kept between Shaq and myself." Asked if it was a disciplinary matter, McDermott again said that was between he and Lawson.
- On people not believing in this team: "These guys know that there's not a whole lot of people out there that believe in them. ... We'll use that to our advantage."
- On Tre'Davious White: "I think he's playing at a high level. ... As a corner in this league, it's one play at a time."
- On preparing for the Patriots: "It's a headache."
- McDermott says he likes both Travaris Cadet and Mike Tolbert. "There's a good thing going on there with some good football players." Doesn't commit to who will be the No. 2 RB when Tolbert is healthy.
- McDermott says he hasn't heard anything from the league in regards to the penalty on E.J. Gaines in the fourth quarter.