Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (88) before a game against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bills rookie WR Marquise Goodwin suffers hand injury against Patriots; does not return


Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Marquise Goodwin did not return to the game for the second half of their game against the New England Patriots, having suffered an apparent hand injury.

The play in question was unknown, but Goodwin, according to The Buffalo News writer Tim Graham on Twitter, did head to the locker room shortly before halftime with a trainer. At that point it wasn’t known why, but Goodwin did have a pass glance off the top of his fingertips, so that is possibly, and we stress possibly, the cause–but we’ll know for sure after the game. He was replaced by T.J. Graham.

Goodwin, the third round pick out of Texas, was a third round (78th overall) selection by the Bills in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was an Academic All Big-12 selection and the offensive MVP of the Alamo Bowl following his senior season with the Longhorns. He is well known for his speed, being named a two-time national champion in the long jump and a four-time track and field All-American for Texas. He showed a little of that speed with a 107-yard kick return in the preseason against the Colts. For now, it remains to be seen how severe the injury is, and how long he’ll be out (if he does miss time).

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