No news on Josh Allen’s elbow injury, for now

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Monday saw a flurry of reports and official comments regarding the injury suffered by Bills quarterback Josh Allen when his elbow was bent awkwardly and violently late in the Week Nine loss to the Jets. On Tuesday, there was no news.

As noted during Tuesday morning’s PFT Live, the words uttered by coach Sean McDermott on Monday painted a much different picture when considered with the audio and video of his delivery of the message. He seemed anything but upbeat; indeed, McDermott came off as borderline glum.

On Tuesday night, receiver Stefon Diggs tweeted, “Rejoice…” Given the broader context, with Bills Mafia holding it breath like the real mafia sweating out a search warrant, Diggs may have been conveying good news, in vague fashion.

Regardless, the issue remains far from resolved. Allen has an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament. It didn’t stop him from launching a bazooka shot to Gabe Davis late in the game. But the extra stress on his arm surely didn’t make things any better.

Come Wednesday, there will be news — one way or the other. Allen will practice, or he won’t. He’ll be limited, unless he isn’t. And to the extent that Allen misses time in practice, backup Case Keenum will get the first-team reps in advance of a game against the team he took to the NFC Championship during his one-year stint in Minnesota, five years ago.

29 responses to “No news on Josh Allen’s elbow injury, for now

  1. Even as a Chiefs fan, I hope Josh Allen is healthy. First and foremost he is one of the best. And secondly if my team is able to take it all I would want it to be against a Buffalo team at its best. Hope you’re good Josh. Signed a Chiefs fan.

  2. He’s done. Looks like the Pats will run the table on the AFC yet again. No one left to challenge them. Ravens have the best RB in the conference at QB, Jets will inevitably revert to form, Dolphins are the Dolphins, the Chiefs have a gimmicky offense that was solved 3 seasons ago, and the AFC South has… uh, nothing that could even compete in the NCAA. Hats off to the Pats back on top and heading to another Super Bowl. Never imagined they would be on top again so soon.

  3. Their Super Bowl window was last year. Trending downhill for seasons to come. Too bad they can’t lose 4 SBs in a row ever again. LOL

  4. As a Viking fan I would like to see a healthy Josh Allen play the Vikes, the game would be much more meaningful, a true test for both teams.

  5. Someone can take an iron pipe to Josh Allen’s knee caps and you’ll see him out there the following Sunday… zigging and zagging 15 yards through the defense for a rushing TD…

  6. I like your take on it Mike. In 2018 Josh missed 4 games with the same issue and I sure hope he’s okay or we’ll see the third game against ex-Minnesota Quarterbacks. I’d sure like to see the Vikings go head-to-head against the best for a change, that will tell us if they are for real or not.

  7. Anyone who’s watched baseball in the last 25 years knows what happened… the ghost of Tommy John is back again. The BEST case I could see is the UCL is only partial torn, but the way he was grabbing that arm.. I think it’s 100% torn. I fear the Bills are putting pressure on him to either “play through it” for the sake of their current SB odds, or want him to “make the choice on his own”… Allen may have to literally decide on playing through something that could cost him years of his career for the sae of a SB run.. or having a surgery that could put him out until late 2023, or 2024….sorr Bills Mafia

  8. No news is not good news. Josh Allen will not play Sunday because if he does he will do further damage just by the throwing motion and risk the remainder of the season-playoffs and all.

  9. Injury or not, both of those picks were absolutely awful throws. Looked like his rookie year. Regression.

  10. It’s too bad they don’t give out the Lombardi after week one Bills Mafia. You could have already had a parade.

  11. I don’t think the Bill’s management will risk playing Allen against the Vikings if his elbow isn’t out of danger of permanent damage.

  12. I figure if Allen was good to go the media would already know. You do not hold back good news, you hold back bad news.
    I hope he isn’t injured. He is great for the game of football.

  13. Had to dig DEEP in the free agent player list to pick up Case Keemun…put he was there! Vet who can easily hold the fort if Josh needs to rest for a week or two.

  14. Home game against an NFC opponent, might be a good idea to sit Allen. Give keenum and diggs a crack at the vikes

  15. I would normally say the Vikings were the luckiest team in the league, again, if Allen was injured for the upcoming game. In this league you have to beat the team in front of you, regardless. Every team has injuries. The Vikings need this win for momentum and confidence. I’d like to see it happen.

  16. chief4ever says:
    November 9, 2022 at 12:32 am
    As a Chiefs fan, I hope he is ok.

    172Rate This

    This is about as sincere as when a lady dumps her boyfriend, he says to her, ‘Ok goodbye dear, I just want you to be happy’

  17. footfan68 says:
    November 9, 2022 at 6:19 am
    It’s too bad they don’t give out the Lombardi after week one Bills Mafia. You could have already had a parade.
    ———————
    No one in Bills land said we were going to win the Super Bowl mid season. The media did.
    Find something else to hate.

  18. Madmoose says:
    November 9, 2022 at 12:42 am
    As a Viking fan I would like to see a healthy Josh Allen play the Vikes, the game would be much more meaningful, a true test for both teams.
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    I agree. While a win against any QB and opponent is good in the NFL, I think the Vikings need to play a healthy Bills team just to see how good they are. The challenge is important at the midway point in the season.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    November 9, 2022 at 9:29 am
    I would normally say the Vikings were the luckiest team in the league, again, if Allen was injured for the upcoming game. In this league you have to beat the team in front of you, regardless. Every team has injuries. The Vikings need this win for momentum and confidence. I’d like to see it happen.
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    I don’t know about the “need this win”. Playing Allen and the Bills closely, even resulting in a loss, would tell us a lot about the Vikings. The Vikings absolutely already have a lot of momentum, and even confidence.

  20. Who would have thought that a QB purposely running into linebackers in meaningless plays with huge leads might – just might – turn out badly?

  21. He got injured throwing a pass from the pocket but don’t let facts get on the way of your narrative – Still the deepest team in the league, 5 road Games against some pretty tough teams – whoever plays this weekend the Bills will be ready at home

  22. If Allen has the slightest bit of elbow discomfort this week, I would rest him. Nonconference games are important but certainly not as meaningful as division or conference games. Perhaps beating a good team without Allen would do the Bills team good.

  23. Appreciate the comments from Chiefs, Vikes & some other fans. But some of the other comments here are so bitter.

    Sad to see on an injury article.

  24. To the Pats fan who thinks they are back you are delusional..As a Jets fan I have very low expectations but even I expect the Jets to demolish the pats at Gillette

  25. Allen seems like a very good dude, and obviously is a great player. The NFL is more fun when he’s healthy. Well, in all honesty, it would be more fun for me if he played lousy this Sunday.

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