Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay will miss multiple weeks with a left knee injury. Adam Schefter reported the news on Twitter.
Bills TE Charles Clay expected to miss “multiple weeks” after undergoing surgery today on torn meniscus and MCL sprain, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2017
It is reported that Clay has a torn meniscus and sprained MCL. He was injured during the first quarter of the Bills game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills would lose the game 20-16.
Here is the play Clay suffered his knee injury.
Hard to tell what happened on Charles Clay injury. Limping on sideline pic.twitter.com/XEQjjyggp1
— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) October 8, 2017
Clay has been the leading receiver for the Bills through the first five weeks. He has over 250 yards receiving and snatched two touchdown grabs so far this season.
Tight end Nick O’Leary will fill in for Clay until he returns. O’Leary had five receptions for 54 yards on Sunday. If he can continue to produce similar numbers, he could become a nice target for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
The Bills have been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this season. They currently are 3-2 and had some nice wins against the Broncos and in Atlanta. If they can keep this up, they will greatly surpass the expectations many people set for them.
It is unknown exactly how long Clay will be out. The Bills possibly have a chance at squeaking into the playoffs and will need all their key players to do so. His presence on the field will surely be missed by the Bills offense. The Bills next game will be October 22 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.