Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery will not play Sunday against the Bills due to hernia surgery, reports ESPN's Adam Teicher.
WR Donnie Avery won't play Sunday vs Bills in Buffalo. Did not practice today. Coming off sports hernia surgery— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 7, 2014
Avery, 30, had the procedure done earlier in the year, causing him to miss games. Though he returned to practice this week, he sat out on Friday.
"With [Avery's] speed and ability, you do miss the opportunity of the deep threat with him,'' offensive coordinator Doug Pederson told ESPN. "He’s got great speed.''
Avery was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Rams. He had a productive first season, catching 53 passes for 674 yards and 3 touchdowns, though he was released by St. Louis in 2011 after being sidelined the year before due to a knee injury.
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Avery landed with Kansas City in 2013 following brief stints with the Colts and Titans. Last season he caught 40 passes for 596 yards and two touchdowns.
The Chiefs are currently second in the AFC West with a record of 5-3.
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