Henry improving, but unsure if he'll play

Updated: November 21, 2003, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Travis Henry's injured right ankle held up through his first practice of the week Friday, giving the Buffalo Bills' running back hope he can play against Indianapolis.

"I felt good making my cuts, accelerating, and I'll see how it goes," Henry said.

He added that he will rest Saturday and work out before the game, and then decide if he's ready.

The Bills' leading rusher remains listed as questionable. He missed the last two practices after a hairline break of his lower right leg in last weekend's 12-10 loss to Houston. Henry was hurt in the first half but took a painkiller and returned in the second half, finishing with 23 carries for 149 yards.

Henry said he experienced only a little pain after making certain cuts during practice, but added he wasn't favoring the ankle.

Coach Gregg Williams said he would be surprised if Henry can't play.

Williams was also confident receiver Eric Moulds would be able to play after missing three of Buffalo's last five games with a slightly torn groin. Moulds, the Bills' leading receiver, completed a full practice on Friday after being limited in the last two.

Buffalo's two starting tackles, Jonas Jennings (hip flexor) and Mike Williams (left shoulder strain), are listed as questionable but are expected to play.

Starting safety Izell Reese (concussion), hurt against Houston, is experiencing nausea and was held out of practice Friday. He's listed as questionable.


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