Marcus Easley has a long road ahead of him after suffering a gruesome knee injury late in December, but he's making progress. The Buffalo Bills special teams ace and wide receiver suffered a dislocated kneecap and broke his knee in three places in a 16-6 win against the Dallas Cowboys.
On Thursday, Easley joined The John Murphy Show to talk about the injury and the progress he’s made.
“I made a lot of progress since the last time you’ve seen me,” Easley said. “Like you said, I was hobbling around. I was still on crutches at that point. I was only about a week out of surgery, but it’s been nothing but uphill ever since. I’m getting around a lot better now. Healing up good.”
Murphy then asked Easley to discuss the injury and how it happened. Easley explained how he ended up shattering his knee in three places.
“It started off as a dislocation of the kneecap and then as I was falling to the ground based on how fast I was going, and me falling on my knee while it was dislocated, caused it to shatter. It ended up breaking in three places. Thus far this has been the most severe injury I’ve had to deal with. You know, it’s been tough, I’m not going to lie to you, up to this point. First couple weeks out of surgery was kind of rough for me but things are definitely looking up now. I’m healing fine which is all good.”
Easley plans to play in 2016, but he may have to start the season on the reserve/PUP list based upon the injury. Buffalo’s special teams will benefit from Easley’s return as he’s one of the NFL’s best gunners.