Micah Hyde: The Buffalo Bills safety has suffered a season-ending neck injury


The Buffalo Bills will face Super Bowl challenger Micah Hyde, one of their top defensive players, who suffered a season-ending neck injury in Monday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

Hyde’s agent, Jack Bechta, confirmed the news Twitter“Hopefully, we look forward to a healthy return for #23 in 2023,” and the Bills officially placed the 31-year-old on injured reserve on Saturday.

After suffering the injury in the third quarter, Hyde initially left the field before being taken to the locker room.

In the same game, Bills cornerback Dane Jackson was taken to the hospital by ambulance after also injuring his neck; Buffalo announced Tuesday that he had been released from the hospital.

“[Hyde and cornerback Dane Jackson, who is also dealing with a neck injury] it looks like they’re both moving or walking around the building here,” coach Sean McDermott told ESPN on Friday.

“And that’s where they’re doing their business, trying to improve every day. It is clear that this game will not be made. Other than that, I have nothing else for you at this time. We will work with them at the moment on their cadence and timing.’

Since joining the Bills as a free agent in 2017, Hyde was named to two All-Pro teams and one Pro Bowl team and formed one of the NFL’s best safeties alongside Jordan Poyer.

According to ESPN, he has 14 tackles, including six picks, 35 passes defensed and 363 tackles during this time.

Many of Hyde’s teammates shared messages of support on Instagram, with Stefon Diggs posting “shake back 23,” Ed Oliver saying, “We’re gonna hold on fa ya,” and quarterback Josh Allen saying, “Love 23. He’s coming back…”

“Thank you for the love and support you have shown me and my family. It’s really unreal. Bills Mafia, we love you! #23in23,” Hyde posted Twitter.

The Bills will take the field next Sunday when they face the Miami Dolphins.