Monday was a frustrating day at Buffalo Bills headquarters, but whoever runs the franchise Twitter account turned their frown upside down with a hilarious message to the fans.
Keep the faith, Bills fans. Early offseason setbacks before a big 2016. ✊ pic.twitter.com/R8o2Rn8QZc
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) May 16, 2016
The reason for the frustration is that the Bills lost rookie pass rusher Shaq Lawson and receiver Sammy Watkins for extended periods of time.
Lawson, the team’s first-round selection (No. 19 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Watkins suffered a broken bone in his foot and had a screw inserted to help it heal. He’s expected back by training camp.
So, it’s not like #BillsMafia has too much to be worried about in the long term. But when both stories hit it wasn’t exactly a happy group of fans out there. One must imagine similar sentiments were felt throughout the team as well.
Let’s just hope these two events don’t foreshadow a devastating rash of injuries for the Bills. Such things do happen in sports, and it’s never pretty.