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McGee 'close' to returning, Kelsay added to injury report


---Veteran cornerback Terrence McGee, pictured above, practiced fully again Thursday and could play Sunday when the Bills host the Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile linebacker Chris Kelsay was carted out of Ralph Wilson Stadium with a calf injury and was added to the injury report, while defensive tackle Torell Troup is probably out of the Eagles’ game with a lingering lower back issue.

McGee played injury-free throughout training camp but suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of the team’s season opener at Kansas City and hasn’t played since.

“It will close, it will be real close,’’ Bills coach Chan Gailey said. “He’s had two good days [but] the thing is you can’t rush those things. If you rush them, you’re playing with fire and you don’t want to rush it but at the same time if we think after tomorrow’s practice he’s ready, we may do it.

Gailey said Kelsay, “felt a little twinge,’’ on the second to last play in practice and was taken to the locker room for evaluation for what was later revealed to be a calf injury. Troup was activated for the first time this season last Sunday at Cincinnati but missed Thursday’s practice with the same lower back injury that’s hampered him since before the season opener. Gailey essentially ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

“He’s going to have a hard time making it this week for sure,’’ Gailey said.

Several players who sat out of practice on Wednesday returned including linebackers Shawne Merriman and Nick Barnett, center Eric Wood, running back C.J. Spiller and wide receiver Ruvell Martin.

“I knew we would have some guys miss [Tuesday] but I thought that most of them would make it back,’’ Gailey said.

Guard Kraig Urbik (knee) practiced fully for the second straight day, but linebacker Chris White (hamstring) didn’t participate. Left tackle Demetrius Bell (shoulder) and corner Aaron Williams (collarbone) have been ruled out for Sunday.

---Rodney McKissic



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