Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley says he played entire postseason with a broken leg
Cole Beasley is known for his toughness in the slot. This takes it to a whole new level.
The Buffalo Bills' All-Pro told reporters Monday he gutted out the NFL playoffs on a broken fibula. The fibula, also known as the calf bone, is the outer of the two bones on the lower leg. Beasley said he won't need surgery in the offseason.
"I broke my fibula but it's nothing that needs to be surgically repaired," Beasley casually revealed. "It's not a full break. It was bad the first game I played but after that, you take a few meds and suck it up."
Beasley called it "no big deal."
Beasley, one of the smallest players in the league at 5-foot-8, 174 pounds, had a career year in his second season with Buffalo. He finished with 82 receptions for 967 yards — both career bests — and four touchdowns.
The nine-year veteran was on pace to register his first 1,000-yard season but suffered what was disclosed as a knee injury on Monday Night Football in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. He missed the regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins.
Buffalo listed Beasley on the injury report with a knee injury before the Dolphins game and prior to the three postseason games.
Beasley suited up for all three playoff games even though he was visibly hobbled in his first game back, finishing with 14 caches for 145 yards. He made seven grabs for 57 yards in a win against the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round but was shutout on two targets in a win over the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round.
Beasley led the Bills with seven catches and 88 yards receiving in a 38-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.