Jones suffered the high ankle sprain in the first half of Sunday’s 31-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles that improved Buffalo to 4-1 and a share of first place in the AFC East with the New England Patriots.
“It’s going to be a while. It’s not season-ending but it will be a while, four-six (weeks) somewhere around there,” Gailey told reporters.
The loss of Jones, who has caught 16 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown this season, leaves Buffalo’s receiving corps with four healthy wideouts along with multi-faceted threat Brad Smith.
Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said the Bills would find a way to overcome the setback.
“Next guy in line’s got to step up,” he said.
“Naaman (Roosevelt) stepped up and did a good job, made some good catches for us. Next guy in line, I guess that’s what being in the NFL is about. You’ve got to take advantage of the opportunities when you get them.”
Roosevelt had five receptions for 41 yards in Sunday’s victory after Jones was sidelined including a pair of key catches in a third-quarter touchdown drive.
Next up for Buffalo is a trip to the Meadowlands to meet the New York Giants (3-2).
(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Gene Cherry)