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Marquise Goodwin, Ron Brooks out indefinitely

Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin fumbled after his first reception. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

By Jay Skurski

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone delivered some discouraging injury news this afternoon.

Rookie wide receiver Marquise Goodwin suffered a fracture in his right hand during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the New England Patriots, according to the coach, and was undergoing surgery this afternoon.

Second-year cornerback Ron Brooks, meanwhile, suffered a fracture in his foot -- the same injury he suffered last season as a rookie. Marrone said he will undergo surgery Tuesday.

Both players are out indefinitely, although the coach expects them to return at some point this season. Marrone said he will await more information from team doctors following each player's surgery before determining if either would be a candidate for the team's injured reserve-designated to return roster status.

"It's the same situation as Marquise Goodwin," Marrone said of Brooks. "He's going to be out for some time."


Doug Marrone | Marquise Goodwin | Ron Brooks
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

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Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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