The Buffalo Bills guard Rodger Saffold has returned to his team’s training camp after recovering from a rib injury sustained in a car crash. He was removed from the non-football injury list on Sunday.
Saffold’s return to action will provide a much-needed boost to the Bills’ offensive line, particularly with the team missing Spencer Brown and Ryan Bates at other intervals as well. Center Mitch Morse, the only starting offensive lineman who had not missed a day of training through injury, was absent with a vet day.
While Saffold joined the rest of the team during training, he mostly performed light reps as a means of easing back into the swing of things without aggravating his injury.
Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey has remained optimistic despite the many injuries that the Bills have dealt with this pre-season, explaining: “The plus side for us, is with [players missing time], some guys have gained some invaluable experience. Coming in and playing against some of the best D-linemen in the league, I feel like it’s really pushed them and really forcing guys to really step up their game and take on larger roles.”
Buffalo, a team that faces high expectations ahead of the new season, will be significantly boosted by Saffold’s return to the field.