Henry Jones Lost for Four Weeks After Knee Surgery
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ Buffalo Bills veteran safety Henry Jones could miss the rest of the NFL season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.
Jones was sidelined for Buffalo’s 45-27 victory over St. Louis on Sunday after he was unable to reduce swelling in his knee. The strong safety had hoped to play through the injury before he had the operation Monday.
``The doctor has informed me that everything went well with the surgery, and Henry is expected to be out for four weeks,″ said Bills coach Marv Levy.
Buffalo, which can clinch its sixth AFC East title in eight years Sunday with a win over Miami, would need to reach the AFC championship game for Jones to return this season.
Jones, 27, in his fifth year, led the team in tackles through the first 13 games. He is the third member of Buffalo’s secondary to be injured this season.
Cornerback Jeff Burris is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and free safety Kurt Schulz missed two games with a bruised thigh.
The Bills will move Schulz to strong safety, which means he will be matched up with tight ends and running backs. Former starter Matt Darby will be inserted into Schulz’s spot at free safety.