Stevie Johnson left Buffalo Bills practice on Friday with an injured hamstring and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Head coach Doug Marrone did not have an update on Johnson's status after practice and said they would not know more until after the scans.
"He's going to get evaluated, and it's always tough when those situations happen," said Marrone to the Democrat and Chronicle. "It would be a major concern if we were talking about it during the season. Right now, a veteran player who has proved himself, we'll just see what the doctors say, it is what it is and we'll deal with it from there."
The wide receiver pulled up lame running a route over the middle towards the end of practice and fell to the ground clutching his hamstring. He had to be helped off the field by trainers.
Johnson was the Bills' top receiver in 2012, catching 79 passes for 1,046 yards and six touchdowns. He was supposed to be the team's No. 1 receiver again in 2013, but injuries could ruin that plan.
The 27-year-old has had injury problems throughout his career, but has still managed to play 16 games in each of the last three seasons and top 1,000 yards receiving in each.