Josh Allen Being Evaluated For Elbow Injury – Why The Bills Shouldn’t Rush Him Back
Late in the fourth quarter, the Bills star quarterback was stripped and sacked by edge rusher Bryce Huff.
Video of the play where Josh Allen suffered his elbow injury. Happened on Buffalo’s final drive on Sunday: pic.twitter.com/RrPT2iVYfD
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 7, 2022
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The replay showed Allen’s forearm bend awkwardly.
On the very next play, Allen under through a receiver and was in noticeable pain and stretched out his wrist.
And it was thought to not be a big deal after Allen nearly completed an improbable 70 yard bomb down the field, which could have won or tied the game late against the Jets.
But there is still some concern.
Sports medicine expert David Chao, who goes by @ProFootballDoc on Twitter, fears that Allen may have suffered an ulnar ligament sprain, or an ulnar nerve issue.
Chao in a video noted that Allen missed four games with an ulnar ligament sprain in his rookie season with the Bills.
“You can throw a ball with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain,” Chao said.
“But if you’re the Buffalo Bills and there’s even this much risk that he takes another similar hit before it fully heals it could become a complete tear.”
“I’m not saying he needs Tommy John surgery…”
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He further warned that he could need surgery if that happens.
So the Bills could be playing with fire if they rush him back.
The latter two of the two teams have a combined five wins on the season.
And even without Allen, the Bills are a good enough team to manage without him for a bit.
According to Legal Sports Bet, the team is the favorite still to win the super bowl at +225.
More than anything else, the Bills need to prioritize the bigger picture and have Allen miss a few games if needed to be.
The injury is unfortunate, but not a disaster – at least yet.
NFL Insider Ian Rapport reported that Allen is “likely to be limited this week” and it does not sound like he will be kept out of the game against the Vikings at the moment.
But he was said to be undergoing tests.
#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
The Bills practice on Wednesday and we should learn more about Allen then.
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