View Full Version : Parrish out 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

09-25-2008, 09:07 AM

The injury involves a ligament in his thumb, which is what required surgical repair.

“It wasn’t a bone issue,” said Jauron. “My understanding was it was a ligament issue and there’s no support for the thumb if it moves a certain way. Talking to him today he wasn’t in a lot of pain or discomfort with it. We’re just hoping it heals real fast and we get him back on the field.”

The receiver’s thumb was injured early in the fourth quarter, but he played through it scoring a touchdown with four minutes left in last Sunday’s game to pull Buffalo to within two (23-21) in their dramatic comeback victory over Oakland. He finished with three receptions for 42 yards.

“He made a number of his plays with the injury,” Jauron said. “But our specialists felt it needed to be taken care of and that we had the possibility of maybe losing him again if it came out again and was re-injured.”

As for who will replace Parrish in the lineup James Hardy and Justin Jenkins figure to be the primary candidates.