TJ Graham Injury: Updates on Bills WR's Head, Likely Return Date

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2013

Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham (11) gets away from Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) during the first quarter  at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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Things went from bad to worse for the Buffalo Bills on Thursday against the Browns. After watching quarterback EJ Manuel leave the game as a result taking a shot in the knee, wide receiver T.J. Graham was forced from action.

Buffalo News reporter Tim Graham reported that he returned to the game shortly after leaving though:

T.J. Graham is back in the game.

— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) October 4, 2013

By all accounts, it appeared to be a head injury.  

T.J. Graham was out on his feet after that play. Took a hard shot to the back of his head. Out of the game.

— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) October 4, 2013

Member of medical staff has gone under the hood after talking to Graham. Could be independent specialist reviewing play for head injury.

— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 4, 2013

T.J. Graham is heading to locker room with specialist who reviewed play. Trainers took his helmet.

— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 4, 2013

The second-year wide receiver out of North Carolina State definitely has a role on the Bills' offense, but it hasn't been a big one. As a rookie, he caught 31 balls for 322 yards and one touchdown. 

Heading into Thurday night's game, he had just four catches this year for 45 yards, and that came off of 12 targets. That is a terrible ratio, and one the Bills should have no problem replacing for the short term.