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Injuries: Bills' Jordan Matthews to have thumb surgery

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The Buffalo Bills' receiving corps will be without Jordan Matthews for the next few games.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Matthews will undergo thumb surgery to stabilize the digit, according to a source informed of the decision. The receiver is expected to miss about a month.

Head coach Sean McDermott confirmed the news later Monday.

Matthews' injury is a blow to Tyrod Taylor and the AFC East-leading Bills. The slot receiver scored his first touchdown of the season in Sunday's 23-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, and the chemistry between the WR and QB looked to be building the last few weeks.

With Matthews out, struggling rookie Zay Jones is Taylor's top wideout target. Expect the quarterback to continue to rely on tight end Charles Clay heavily until Matthews returns.

More bad news for the Bills: Linebacker Ramon Humber also broke his thumb Sunday. There is no timetable for his return, according to McDermott.

Other injury news we're tracking on Monday:

1. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones suffered a hip flexor injury on Sunday against the Bills. Per Rapoport, Jones underwent tests Monday and the injury is believed to be minor. The team took him out of the game mostly as a precaution. With the bye week, Jones shouldn't miss any time. Head coach Dan Quinn said of his star wideout: "Julio Jones is a faster healer than the average cat."

Following his MRI, wideout Mohamed Sanu is out 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury, Rapoport reported, per a source.

2. New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham is dealing with the aftermath of a dislocated finger her suffered Sunday:

Giants running back Paul Perkins bruised his ribs in the loss to the Buccaneers, but X-rays were negative. It is likely a pain issue now, according to Rapoport.

3. Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden suffered a torn ACL against the 49ers and is out for the rest of the season, a source tells Rapoport. The team later made it official and placed him on injured reserve.

4. Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman suffered a fractured rib during the second quarter of Monday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Jay Gruden said. He will undergo further evaluation, but the Redskins fear he might be dealing with a lung issue, a source informed of the situation told Rapoport. Running back Rob Kelley suffered a sprained ankle and safety Deshazor Everett injured his hamstring. Left tackle Trent Williams suffered a sprained knee and safety Montae Nicholson injured his AC joint.

5. Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson suffered a fracture in his leg below his knee during Sunday's win over the Colts, coach Pete Carroll said Monday morning in a radio interview. The team placed him on injured reserve. Carroll said later Monday there's an outside Carson, who will undergo surgery, returns this season.

In addition, Carroll said Monday that offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo is has been released from the hospital after he was admitted last night. Odhiambo has a bruised sternum.

Carroll also told reporters that defensive end Cliff Avril (neck) will be out "a while." Rapoport reported that Avril is experiencing some numbness down his arm.

6. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Monday that rookie running back Dalvin Cook suffered a torn ACL in Minnesota's loss to Detroit and will miss the rest of the season.

7. Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery confirmed he suffered multiple broken ribs Thursday against the Chicago Bears. He said he hopes to play in Green Bay's next game against the Cowboys.

8. Indianapolis Colts center Deyshawn Bond has torn the quad muscle that connects to the kneecap and will need surgery, according to Rapoport.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Andrew Luck (shoulder) will return to practice this week.

9. Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's win over the Patriots, the team confirmed. The injury typically requires a month of recovery time.

10. Detroit Lions linebacker Paul Worrilow out two to four weeks with an MCL sprain, per Rapoport.

11. Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett may finally be making his NFL debut on Sunday. The top overall pick in April's draft has been battling an ankle injury but head coach Hue Jackson said Monday that "I hope that's where he's going" when asked about the Texas A&M product playing this weekend against the Jets.

12. Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is day-to-day after suffering a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

13. Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters that quarterback Derek Carr has a transverse process fracture in his back. He will miss at least two weeks.

14. Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif suffered an apparent MCL sprain, Rapoport reported, during the first quarter of Monday's game against the Redskins. The lineman is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday.

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