Bills WR Stevie Johnson misses voluntary workouts with back strain

4/17/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was held out of voluntary minicamp workouts due to a sore back.
Classifying the back injury as a “mild strain,” Stevie Johnson said he felt “a little tweak” while warming up during the opening session of the voluntary workouts on Tuesday. So far, Stevie Johnson has missed two workouts.
But Stevie Johnson played down the back injury on Wednesday, calling it “nothing too serious, just day-to-day." Stevie Johnson will receive treatment for the back injury on Thursday and will be re-evaluated by team doctors to determine if he can participate in the final voluntary minicamp session.
The Buffalo Bills will not assemble or workout again until the start of organized team activities on May 13.
Stevie Johnson appeared disappointed at not being able to practice with the rest of the team as the Buffalo Bills run their first offseason workout program under new head coach Doug Marrone, who replaced Chan Gailey in January after he was fired at the end of the 2012 season. But he’s impressed by the “intense” tempo of the practices.
"It's very disappointing to the point where I'm out here, watching the guys have fun running around like this," said Stevie Johnson. "But not too much because [the injury] is not too serious like my groin was" last season.
The 26-year-old Stevie Johnson also missed most of the Buffalo Bills’ offseason minicamps last year after undergoing groin surgery.
The six-year veteran added he’s not as concerned about learning into new Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s system, since “this is probably my fifth offense I've had to learn. It's nothing too tough for me. I've done it before. I'm not really worried about that part. We'll get it all down."
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