Tyrod Taylor avoids ligament damage, Buffalo Bills won't commit to him starting Sunday

(WKBW) - Even though he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor has escaped a major injury with just four games left in his season.

According to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Taylor suffered a patellar tendon contusion against the Patriots, but MRI results showed that the quarterback avoided ligament damage to the knee. McDermott labeled Taylor as "day-to-day," as the Bills get ready for their upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts.

However, he did not commit to Taylor on Sunday against the Colts because of the injury. McDermott said that "when healthy," Taylor is their starting quarterback. Due to the injury and the uncertainty of it heading into the week, McDermott would not give any indication if Taylor would be ready to play by Sunday.

If he can't play, rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman will make his second career start -- just weeks removed from his five-interception debacle in Los Angeles in mid-November.

The Bills were unable to move the ball well enough through the air for the entirety of their game against the Patriots, and it was a major contributing factor to the team's 23-3 loss on Sunday. Taylor had a total of 65 passing yards, and interception, and just 40 net yards in a little over 45 minutes of work.

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