The problem is related to the sports-hernia surgery Byrd underwent before the end of last season. Still, Byrd managed to intercept nine passes in just 14 games (11 starts) and tied for the NFL lead. He was selected for the Pro Bowl but couldn't play.
"It looks like he's going to be out for a while," Gailey said. "We're hoping first game, but it may be not."
Buffalo's prospects for 2010 were dim enough without their roster being ravaged by injuries.
Wide receiver Lee Evans: healthy.
Outside linebacker Aaron Schobel: released/retired.
Running back Fred Jackson: out four to six weeks with a broken hand.
Running back Marshawn Lynch: out three to four weeks with a sprained ankle.
Cornerback Terrence McGee: healthy.
Safety Jairus Byrd: out indefinitely after groin surgery.
Running back C.J. Spiller: healthy ... not sure yet where the rookie should rank on this list, but he belongs.
Did I forget anybody? Maybe you can put defensive lineman Marcus Stroud in there somewhere. He's also healthy.