Bills' Kiko Alonso, Mario Williams had hip surgeries


Does any NFL team have a more crowded trainer's room than the Buffalo Bills?

Coach Doug Marrone revealed Wednesday that three key starters underwent surgeries earlier this offseason.

Pass rusher Mario Williams (hip), linebacker Kiko Alonso (hip) and wide receiver Robert Woods (ankle) are all recovering from offseason procedures.

"We knew that we got (the procedure) done right away so he wouldn't miss any time," Marrone said of Williams' surgery, via's Mike Rodak. "We're just being progressive as we work this through camp with him."

Marrone didn't provide any specifics on Alonso. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source who has spoken with the linebacker, that Alonso's surgery was to repair a torn labrum in January.

That procedure typically comes with a four to six month recovery timetable. Agent Steve Caric tweeted Wednesday that Alonso's rehab is going great and the linebacker will be ready for training camp.

Marrone expects all three players to be healthy and available for the start of the 2014 season.

Those aren't the only players rehabilitating injuries, however.

Edge rusher Jerry Hughes (shoulder), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (hip), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hip), tight end Scott Chandler (knee) and wide receiver Marcus Easley (knee) all went under the knife after the season, according to Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News.

Safety Aaron Williams (shoulder) and wide receiver T.J. Graham (hip) are also recovering from surgeries, per's Mike Rodak.

It's not usual for veterans to spend offseason practices working off to the side with trainers. It is rare, however, for one team to have eight to 10 starters stuck in the injury ward.

The Bills will be a team to monitor in training camp.

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