Orchard Park, N.Y. — Cordy Glenn’s injury situation just got more concerning.
The Buffalo Bills’ offensive tackle will miss a second straight practice on Friday with “foot soreness.” The day after Bills coach Sean McDermott called the situation “concerning,” he revealed that Glenn flew to Charlotte to receive a second opinion on his foot. Glenn made the decision.
“Cordy went and got another second opinion, ended up going down to Charlotte and was evaluated by Bob Anderson down there. He’s got some soreness. We’re going to hold him out tonight. Got a plan moving forward and we’re just going to take it day by day.”
When asked if surgery had been ruled out, McDermott said, “it’s too early on that.”
Glenn missed all of the Bills’ spring work and spent much of it with a walking boot on his left foot. At the time, McDermott said he was rehabbing an ankle injury. He participated in the first five practices of training camp before the foot soreness held him out. He also missed the final three games of the 2016 season with a back injury and two other games with an ankle injury. In May of 2016, the Bills signed Glenn to a five-year, $65 million contract with $36 million guaranteed.
The Bills spent a second-round pick on offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who has spent time working at both left and right tackle. Seantrel Henderson, the Bills’ primary backup at left tackle, is suspended for the first five games of the season. Jordan Mills, meanwhile, has taken most of the first-team reps at right tackle.
If Glenn isn’t ready for the start of the season, the Bills’ offensive line will take quite the hit. Glenn has started 72 of a possible 80 games since the Bills drafted him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
McDermott is staying optimistic and says he expects Glenn back at practice sooner rather than later.
“We do, yes we do,” McDermott said.
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