Bills wide receiver Donald Jones will miss four-to-six weeks with a high ankle sprain, head coach Chan Gailey announced on Monday.
“It’s the same as I thought afterwards, it’s going to be a while,” said Gailey. “It’s not season-ending, but it’ll be a while. Four to six (weeks), somewhere in there.”
Signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Youngstown State in 2010, Jones caught 18 passes for 213 yard and a touchdown in 2010 and is already approaching those totals with 16 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown through five games as the No. 2 receiver opposite Stevie Johnson this season.
When Jones went down on Sunday, local product Naaman Rooosevelt stepped up and caught a career-high five passes for 41 yards. Roosevelt will be asked to step up more in the coming weeks to help the Bills receiving position that has been thinned by trade (Lee Evans) and injury (Marcus Easley, Roscoe Parrish).