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Bills' Marcus Easley dislocates knee cap, breaks knee in three places

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley suffered a dislocated knee cap and broke his knee in three places during Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys.

“He should be back for next season, but guys, this is a major, major injury,” coach Rex Ryan said Monday. “Obviously, he’ll go on [injured reserve]. … A devastating injury there. However, they say he’ll be able to come back from it. It’s just gonna take time. But he should be fine. We all know how tough he is.”

Easley went to the ground while covering a punt in the second quarter of Sunday’s game and immediately appeared to be in pain. Trainers immobilized his left leg in an air cast before he was carted to the locker room.

The Bills’ fourth-round pick in 2010, Easley has been a core special-teams player in his six seasons in Buffalo. He led the team in special-teams tackles in 2013 and 2014 and ranks second on the team this season with 10 special-teams tackles.