Bills receiver Stevie Johnson had a minor offseason surgery that was supposed to alleviate his groin problems. But Johnson’s injury woes aren’t totally past him yet, as he sat out practice on Thursday to give his sore groin some rest. It’s not great news for a Bills team looking to make a move in the AFC East this season. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 has the full story:
Throughout the regular season in 2011, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson had to play through the pain of a groin injury numerous times. He had hoped that the soreness would go away after minor off-season surgery, but it appears the discomfort lingers. After being listed as a limited participant during Wednesday’s session, Thursday was a step back for the Bills’ top receiving target. Dressed in his normal shorts and jersey, Johnson’s helmet was nowhere to be found, merely serving as a bystander watching his pass-catching brethren go through positional drills. Johnson was the only Bills player not to practice on Thursday. He rode the stationary bike for the beginning portion of practice. Check back later for more after practice when head coach Chan Gailey meets with the media to shed further light on the developing Stevie Johnson story.