CINCINNATI, OHIO - NOVEMBER 05: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball after a reception against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium on November 05, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Stefon Diggs, a top receiver for the Buffalo Bills, was added to the team’s injury list on Friday. Due to a back issue, he was not able to participate fully in practice. The Denver Broncos will host the Bills on Monday of this week; Diggs’ status for that game won’t be known until tomorrow.
Stefon Diggs Injury
Aug 12, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs warms up before a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
With 9,646 receiving yards and 66 touchdowns in his nine-year career, Diggs has established himself as one of the league’s top receivers. After a strong start to the season, his output has begun to wane, but he is still among the best receivers in the field. He has been Josh Allen’s top target through the first nine weeks of the season, totaling 834 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
On Thursday, the receiver participated fully in practice; however, he was limited today and his back issue was noted on the injury report. Until tomorrow, when we learn about his status for Monday Night Football, we won’t know the full nature of his injuries. Gabe Davis, Khalil Shakir, Trent Sherfield, and Deonte Harty, receivers, would be the ones sharing reps in the receiving room if he is injured or limited.
Bills WR Stefon Diggs – Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
With a 5-4 record, Buffalo is presently second in the AFC East, one spot behind the Miami Dolphins. This week, they will host the Broncos, a team they ought to have little trouble handling. However, the Bills’ offense would suffer as receivers won’t be able to open up down the field if Diggs is not in the starting lineup.
Since we don’t know any more details about Diggs’ injury, he should be allowed to leave even though his official status is still unknown. As the weekend draws near, we’ll be sure to keep you informed about his condition and whether or not he will be absent any more time.