Kelvin Benjamin has a meniscus tear; full McDermott presser video

ORCHARD PARK – The Buffalo Bills pulled off their 16-10 win on Sunday in Kansas City over the Chiefs without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

On Friday, Buffalo (6-5) head coach Sean McDermott told member of the Western New York media that Benjamin was listed as questionable for the game. One day later, the team announced Benjamin would not make the trip.

According to a report for ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday, Benjamin did not make the trip due to a torn meniscus in his right knee after take a low hit early on in Buffalo’s 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

On Monday, McDermott said the report is false, but a short time later the team confirmed Benjamin did suffer a torn meniscus.

“(Benjamin) is working hard with trainers. He’s day-to-day moving forward this week and we’ll see how the week unfolds,” McDermott said.

According to the team’s PR department, McDermott thought the initial question was in regard to a Benjamin having ligament damage in his knee.

Despite the correction, McDermott’s answer of “day-to-day” should remain the same.

According to, recovery time for a meniscus injury could take up to a month if it’s a grade 1 or grade 2 injury, which does not require surgery.

For more from McDermott during his Monday press conference, see the attached video:


Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin — Nick Wojton photo



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