Buffalo Bills receiver Jamison Crowder has broken ankle

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Bills' injury bug is continuing to spread, this time to the wide receiver position.

Slot receiver Jamison Crowder has a broken ankle and is likely to be placed on injured reserve shortly, coach Sean McDermott said Monday.

Crowder was injured during the Bills' 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens when returning a punt in the third quarter. He was carted off the field with his left leg in an air cast. Crowder was on crutches after the game Sunday.

Signed by the Bills as a free agent this offseason, Crowder has six receptions for 60 yards. Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie won the slot receiver battle in training camp, but Crowder has still played a significant role in the offense and is the team's main punt returner. Rookie Khalil Shakir is expected to have more of a role in his absence and took over punt returns Sunday after Crowder's injury.

McKenzie suffered a concussion in the win against Baltimore and remains in the protocol, while wide receiver Jake Kumerow has a high ankle injury and missed the game against the Ravens.

With Crowder and McKenzie's injuries, the Bills only had three wide receivers available for the end of Sunday's game -- Shakir, Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis. Tavon Austin is among the wide receivers on the team's practice squad.

Monday also was the first day that cornerback Tre'Davious White was eligible to come off the reserve/physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab from a torn left ACL suffered last Thanksgiving. General manager Brandon Beane said before the season that he would need practice time before they would be able to return him to the field.

McDermott did not give an indication whether the 21-day practice window would open this week ahead of the Bills' Week 5 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"He continues to improve in his rehab, and we'll get him back out there when he's ready," McDermott said.