Stevie Johnson injury: Bills WR leaves with back injury

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills could be without their top receiver after an injury to Stevie Johnson.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson left Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Browns with an apparent back injury. He's being listed as questionable to return. [UPDATE: Johnson was ruled out for the game after halftime.]

With Buffalo leading early, Johnson caught a routine pass but fell to the field in pain. He did not require assistance to get off the field, but checked himself out of the game, as reported by Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.

The injury to Johnson marks the second major departure of Thursday's game. Earlier in the first quarter, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer left the field with a knee injury, and he's also questionable to return.

Johnson has been the Bills' leading receiver in 2013, totaling 235 yards prior to Thursday's game, but the focus will now turn to rookie wide receiver Robert Woods on passing plays. The former USC star has just 11 receptions on the season but the deep-play potential with E.J. Manuel is there, as Woods is averaging 18.3 yards per reception.

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