REVEALED: Nyheim Hines ‘suffered serious injuries after being struck while sitting immobile on a jet ski’… and Buffalo Bills star will miss all season as he prepares for knee surgery
- An off-site injury seemingly ended the season early for Nyheim Hines
- Hines was acquired by Buffalo last year in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.
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Buffalo Bills running back Nyheim Hines is projected to be out for the entire 2023 season with a knee injury after a freak accident while water skiing, according to multiple reports.
Hines was reportedly sitting motionless on a jet ski when he was struck by another rider and sustained injuries requiring surgery, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Initial reports said Hines suffered a “major off-site knee injury.” The surgery will effectively end the running back’s season and comeback specialist before he starts.
While he was projected to be the fourth running back behind the likes of James Cook, Damien Harris, and Latavius Murray, Hines was projected to be the kickoff returner and punt returner for Buffalo.
Hines turned in a memorable performance in the week 18 game against the New England Patriots, the first game Buffalo played after Damar Hamlin’s collapse.
Buffalo Bills running back and returner Nyheim Hines is out for the season with a knee injury.
Hines impressed the Bills, returning two touchdowns in Week 18 against the Patriots.
Hines came to Buffalo last season after being traded by his former team, the Colts.
The North Carolina State product returned the kickoff for a touchdown, then did the same for another kickoff.
He became the 11th player in league history to return two kickoffs for a touchdown in one game.
Hines joined Buffalo last season in a trade with his former team, the Indianapolis Colts.
Buffalo gave up running back Zack Moss and a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft for his services.
In his career, Hines has 1,202 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns in 81 games and 17 career starts.
Hines has also amassed 1,832 return yards and four total return touchdowns.