Fostoria High School graduate Micah Hyde, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, has withdrawn from playing in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., due to injury.
Hyde sustained a concussion in the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 7 in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Speculation in Monday online reports was that Hyde won’t play in the Pro Bowl because of the concussion, and a correspondent’s report on the Bills’ website on Tuesday said the same.
Hyde, however, said in a text message: “I did get a concussion in the last game. And that is not the reason why I’m not playing. My back has been trying to heal all season. They want me to rest it.”
The 27-year-old Hyde, who went to Buffalo as a free agent in 2017 after four years with the Green Bay Packers, was selected to his first Pro Bowl after a season in which he achieved career highs in tackles with 82 and interceptions with five.
His play helped the Bills make the playoffs after a 17-year drought with a 9-7 record.
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