Bills WR Moulds injures groin

Updated: October 5, 2003, 7:11 PM ET

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Receiver Eric Moulds injured his groin and had to be assisted off the field after helping lead the Buffalo Bills to a comeback victory Sunday.

Moulds described the injury as "a slight pull," adding that he hopes to play next weekend when the Bills travel to play the New York Jets.

"I think after some ice, I'll be OK," Moulds said. "I've had a hamstring pull before and I had a groin pull early in college. But hopefully it's slight, and not that really serious."

Moulds was hurt on the game-winning drive in Buffalo's 22-16 overtime victory against Cincinnati.

After coming down with a 28-yard reception at the Bengals 7, Moulds was tackled by Kevin Kaesviharn and tumbled awkwardly along the sideline. Kaesviharn was called for a major facemask penalty in bringing down Moulds.

Moulds was on his back and appeared to cover his eyes with his hands. He remained there as Travis Henry scored two plays later on a 2-yard plunge.

Moulds walked gingerly and needed help from two teammates to make it up the tunnel to the locker room.

Recalling the play, Moulds said his groin had been bothering him earlier in the game.

"When I tried to stop and stiff-arm (Kaesviharn), he did a great job tackling, I couldn't get my feet together and that's when it happened," Moulds said.

Moulds' loss would be a severe blow for a Bills offense that traded its No. 2 receiver, Peerless Price, to Atlanta last March. Buffalo's next two receivers, Bobby Shaw and Josh Reed, have struggled this season.

Against the Bengals, Shaw caught three balls for just 26 yards and Reed had one catch for 20 yards.

Moulds finished with nine catches for 99 yards after entering the game third among AFC receivers with 358 yards receiving.

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