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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NFL: AP source: Bills McGee has season-ending injury

AP Sports Writer

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bills starting cornerback Terrence McGee will have season-ending surgery to repair a rotator cuff injury, adding to Buffalo’s mounting list of banged-up players.

A person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press on Tuesday that McGee is tentatively scheduled to have the operation Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team had yet to make an announcement.
McGee was hurt early in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 17-10 loss to New England on Sunday, when he attempted to break up a pass to Randy Moss. Leading with his right shoulder, McGee hit a leaping Moss in the hip as the receiver hung on for a 16-yard catch.
The Buffalo News first reported Tuesday that McGee will have surgery.
McGee’s injury is the latest blow to an injury-depleted team that prepares for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. The Bills (5-9), who will miss the playoffs for a 10th straight season, already have 15 players on injured reserve, including six who opened the year as starters.
Interim coach Perry Fewell is expected to update McGee’s status after the team returns to practice Wednesday.
McGee has been hampered by injuries all year. He played the first half of the season despite a torn ligament in his right knee, which he had repaired by surgery during the team’s bye week in early November.
He returned to the lineup after missing three games.
McGee is a seven-year veteran, who signed a four-year contract extension in September.