The bad news for Torell Troup is that his 2012 season is over before it ever really began.

The good news is the defensive tackle will have one more shot next year to prove the Bills didn’t make a mistake in choosing him in the second round of the 2010 draft.

Troup was placed on injured reserve Thursday following a lengthy and arduous struggle as a result of a serious back injury. Troup underwent fusion surgery late last year and put forth an admirable effort to expedite the recovery process, but it was clear at training camp he was nowhere close to 100 percent.

“I told him when we visited I was proud of him for the way he fought to get back, but he just couldn’t make it,” coach Chan Gailey said. “We saw he wasn’t going to make it this year so we wanted to not let him worry about it any more and go get well.”

The mental and physical aspects of the surgery took their toll on Troup. The surgery was a long and difficult process. He didn’t seem exactly sure that he made the right decision to go through with the surgery.

Now Troup will have a full year to recuperate and recover before giving it another try next season. The Bills could have flat-out released Troup but instead decided to place him on IR. He has one year remaining on his rookie contract.

“We’ll give him a run next year,” Gailey said. 

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