September 22, 2003
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo backup running back Sammy Morris will miss at least two weeks after surgery Monday to repair a sports hernia.
Morris missed Buffalo's 17-7 loss at Miami on Sunday with what the Bills initially thought was a strained groin. Coach Gregg Williams said the extent of the injury wasn't fully discovered until further tests were done after the game.
The status of starting running back Travis Henry is still uncertain. Henry bruised his ribs while being tackled during the second quarter of the loss to the Dolphins.
Williams said Henry was feeling better Monday, and his condition would have to be re-evaluated.
The Bills, who traded Olandis Gary to Detroit before the start of the season, have only one other tailback on their depth chart, third-stringer Joe Burns. Rookie Willis McGahee is on the non-football injury list and isn't eligible to be activated until after the sixth week of the season.
Even if Henry is healthy enough to play, Williams said the team will consider signing a running back.
The Bills also announced that backup fullback Phil Crosby cracked his fibula against Miami.
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