If one ever questioned Cole Beasley’s health, just remember he basically played three playoff games on one leg.
Cole Beasley is tougher than one might think. Although some would say his smaller frame makes him susceptible to bigger injures, keep in mind his recent run-in with injuries would say otherwise.
The Buffalo Bills slot receiver suffered an injury during the team’s Week 16 matchup against the New England Patriots. He missed the season finale against the Miami Dolphins but returned for all three postseason games.
One would imagine that if returning, he was back at full strength. On the contrary actually. Instead, Beasley returned to action with a broken fibula for the remainder of the postseason.
Talk about fighting through the pain and then some.
“I knew the next game was probably out of the question, they kind of told me it was. That one hurt a little bit,” Beasley told reporters on Monday. “But there was no way that I was gonna miss the playoff game, especially after watching in Week 17. I was gonna figure it out, one way or another.”
Cole Beasley must not be human to play on a broken leg
Basically playing on one leg, Beasley shined early on the postseason. He finished with seven catches for 57 yards, including hauling in a pivotal first down against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card Round.
Against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, Beasley again was Josh Allen’s go-to target. He finished with a team-high seven catches on nine targets for 88 yards and averaged 12.6 yards per snap. The Bills’ offense sputtered early, leading to a 38-24 victory for the Chiefs at home.
The Bills have a foreground to build a contender for many years to come. Allen is showing why he is the next breakout quarterback and the team features standouts on both sides of the ball.
The fanbase should be thanking Beasley for risking further injury over the past month. Without the slot man, who knows how deep the postseason run would have gone?