Eric Wood Injury: Updates on Bills Center's Recovery from Leg Surgery

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood is taken off the field on a card after an injury in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood suffered a broken right fibula in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.

The 30-year-old lineman suffered the injury during a Mike Gillislee touchdown run and was eventually carted off the field. The injury will require surgery. It is unclear if he'll return this season.

Continue for updates.

Wood Surgery Details Revealed 

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Wood told WGR 550 that he will undergo surgery Wednesday to insert a plate in his leg, according to ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, adding the recovery time is expected to be six to eight weeks, which means a return this season in time for the playoffs is possible. 

Ryan Comments on Wood Injury

Tuesday, Nov. 8

"We lost Eric Wood with a broken leg," Bills head coach Rex Ryan said after the game. "Tough loss because I think he's the best center in football."

Wood Had Emerged as Top Player for Bills

Wood, who had started all nine games this season, is coming off his first Pro Bowl campaign.

After struggling with injuries over his first few years in the league, Wood had been staying healthy lately. He started all 16 games in each of the last three seasons and hasn't missed a game since 2012.

Overall, the 2009 first-round pick has started all 104 games he has appeared in during his eight-year career.

Rival athletes around the league have already shown their support for the popular player:

Kyle Rudolph @KyleRudolph82

Praying @EWood70 is ok!! Guys battled through so many tough injuries in his career.. #BUFvsSEA #MNF

TJ Lang @TJLang70

Damnit I hate to see that happen. Hoping for a quick recovery for my guy @EWood70

With backup center Patrick Lewis already out with a knee injury, Ryan Groy replaced Wood in the middle of the offensive line Monday.