TE Tommy Sweeney Foot Injury Speculation

The start of Bills training camp started off with some injury news as Bills TE Tommy Sweeney was placed on the Active PUP list due to a foot injury. 

Outside of what the team has stated, there is virtually no information on the specifics of this foot injury. However, there are some clues that narrow things down for a timeline on when this injury occurred and the possibilities. 

The first clue was that he was placed on the active PUP list. The active PUP list is reserved for players who have been injured performing football-related activities. This means that he would have been training and he suffered the injury at some point over the past few months. 

The second clue was that he was practicing with offseason workouts down in Florida. Looking at the picture, there is no bracing or anything out of the ordinary on Sweeney’s ankles or feet that signify that he was dealing with an injury at the time.

The third clue is from a Bills fan that saw Sweeney out in public on July 21st at a local restaurant. Twitter user @Jack_WanderS stated that he spoke with Sweeney who stated that he had a broken foot. 

When asked, he stated that he believes he injured the left foot but wasn’t certain. 

While the team has not confirmed that it’s a broken left foot, this is the best information that we have to go off of for now. It is not known if this injury required surgery when it occurred which could drastically impact his timeline to return, and how effective he will be when he returns. 

Sweeney counts against the overall roster but will not count against the 53-man roster if he is still on PUP once the regular season beings. He can be released at any time once medically cleared upon passing his physical. Until there is more information regarding his injury, speculation is all we have. Ideally, he returns prior to padded practices, but any conditioning he misses greatly impacts his ability to make this roster for 2020.

Published by Dr. Trimble

My name is Dr. Kyle Trimble and I am, first and foremost, a Buffalo Bills fan!! When I am not cheering on the Buffalo Bills, I am a Physical Therapist. To give a background on myself; I was born and raised in Erie, PA, moved to Buffalo in 2006 to begin my studies at D'Youville College towards becoming a Physical Therapist at which time I became a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.  I graduated in 2013 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and moved home for several years. Moving back to the Buffalo area in 2016, I have gained extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care hospital, and home care. Having obtained a significant wealth of knowledge that continues to grow, along with a undying fandom of the Bills, puts me in the unique position to educate my fellow fans about our great team. 
I am currently an injury spotter working with Dr. David Chao, Orthopedic Surgeon @ProFootballDoc based out of San Diego. In this role, I provide real time updates regarding injuries during the game. I hope you enjoy what I publish and I welcome any comments or questions you may have.
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own.  Any thoughts I have on the injuries is based on media reports, my knowledge of the injury, and speculation based on the information currently available.

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