Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will be “limited” as the team prepares for its Week 10 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Bills QB Josh Allen is likely to be limited this week because of an elbow injury suffered late in Sunday’s loss but as of now it’s considered a situation to monitor rather than an ailment that would keep him out of the game, sources say. He’s still undergoing tests to be sure.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 7, 2022
Allen suffered an elbow injury in the dying moments of Buffalo’s Week 9 loss to the New York Jets while attempting to lead a game-winning drive. He was sacked by Jets defender Bryce Huff, who hit Allen’s extended arm and pulled it back into an awkward position. Allen finished the game in obvious discomfort, shaking his arm numerous times while even throwing a near-70-yard bomb that fell through the hands of Gabriel Davis.
Allen spoke about his injury after the game, telling reporters “there’s some slight pain, but we’ll get through it.”
Rapaport did note that Allen is still undergoing testing and that his injury status is a “situation to monitor.”
It appears, for now, that the Bills may have dodged a bullet, assuming the results of Allen’s tests come back favorably. He is the heartbeat of a Buffalo team that has championship aspirations, as the Bills have been betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVII for months due in large part to Allen’s presence. He currently sits fourth in the NFL in passing yards (2,403) and first in total touchdowns (23). He’s led Buffalo to a 6-2 record with wins over the (current) second, third, and fourth seeds in the AFC. Despite recent struggles, he is still a frontrunner for the 2022 NFL MVP Award.
Make sure to stay tuned to Cover 1, as we’ll have updates surrounding Allen’s injury as they surface.