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Losman done already
Losman breaks leg, out indefinitely
NFL.com wire reports
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2004) -- Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback J.P. Losman broke his left leg during practice and will be out indefinitely.
Losman's agent, Gary Wichard, told The Associated Press that Losman is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks. Wichard said he was informed by Bills doctors that Losman's injury is similar to one sustained last season by Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick.
Vick was hurt Aug. 16 and didn't return until 3½ months later.
Wichard added that the Bills will determine whether Losman will require surgery. He doubted the team would place the quarterback on injured reserve, a move which would end Losman's season.
Losman, the second of Buffalo's two first-round picks, was hurt two hours into practice when he was finishing a run up the right side during a two-minute drill. As he was pulling up, cornerback Troy Vincent laid a shoulder into Losman's upper body, knocking him over.
Losman got up and immediately started limping, before falling back to the ground. Trainers attended to him for about five minutes on the field, and Vincent came over and shook his hand.
Calling the collision an accident, coach Mike Mularkey said: "Troy's not going to try to hurt anybody and J.P., he loosened up right there at the end -- you can't do that."
Vincent said the two collided when Losman attempted to cut back into the middle.
"I didn't hit him to tackle him, he was cutting back and I just happened to catch the blade of his shoulder pad," Vincent said. "I didn't know he had fallen. I just continued to run, and when I looked back, he was on the ground."
Selected 22nd overall out of Tulane, Losman is being groomed as Drew Bledsoe's eventual successor.
In Buffalo's two preseason games, he went a combined 9 of 11 for 78 yards, and is second on the team in rushing with 80 yards on seven carries. Losman has also engineered three scoring drives -- all ending in field goals -- in the five series he's been in.
Bills starting left tackle Jonas Jennings also left practice after twisting his right ankle. Jennings was still limping slightly, but able to take part in a scheduled fire prevention promotion after practice.
Receiver Eric Moulds watched most of practice from the sideline, nursing a sore chest, which he hurt in the Bills' 16-15 preseason loss to Tennessee. Moulds said he expects to be back at practice this week.
Starting running back Travis Henry (bruised ribs) missed his second straight practice and said he doesn't expect to play in a preseason game at Indianapolis. Punter Brian Moorman returned to practice for the first time since hurting his left leg.
Backup offensive lineman Marcus Price practiced on a limited basis for the first time since hurting a toe on his left foot in Buffalo's preseason-opening win against Denver on Aug. 15
-08-26-2004 #2DJRamFan Guest
Re: Losman done already
He's going for surgery today, it's really a bummer up here in Bills country. They are very high on this kid. He's the QB of the future so there's really no rush to throw him in there, but it's going to make it tougher for him to get in there.
Proves my point that it's not always preseason games that lead to injuries.
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