The NFL has determined the Buffalo Bills did not violate the injury report policy regarding defensive end Jerry Hughes' wrist injury, a league spokesman said Monday.
"The NFL confirmed that the matter was reviewed and there was no violation of the injury report policy," a league spokesman told The News.
Hughes announced via Twitter on Jan. 7 that he played at least part of the season with torn wrist ligaments. Representatives of the Buffalo chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America brought Hughes' tweet to the league's attention, noting that the player's name had not appeared on a team injury report with a wrist injury. Some writers for The Buffalo News sports department are members of the PFWA.
During his season-ending wrapup news conference Jan. 7, coach Sean McDermott responded to a question about why Hughes wasn't on the injury report for a wrist injury by saying, "He was on the injury report. It was not in relation to his wrist. He was on the injury report, I believe at one point for his groin, and another time just overall for veteran rest."
Hughes had surgery to repair the ligaments last week, he wrote on Instagram.