Josh Allen absent during open portion of Bills practice Thursday

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It looks like Bills quarterback Josh Allen will be listed as out of practice again on Thursday.

Reporters at the open portion of the Bills workout noted that Allen was not on the field with the rest of the team. Allen sat out of practice on Wednesday with the right elbow injury he picked up during last Sunday’s loss to the Jets.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott called Allen day-to-day on Wednesday and said only that “we’ll see” if he’s able to play against the Vikings this Sunday. Allen has not missed a game since his rookie season. An elbow injury was also the reason why he missed multiple games that season.

If Allen can’t play, Case Keenum would get the nod at quarterback against his former team.

25 responses to “Josh Allen absent during open portion of Bills practice Thursday

  1. Hoping Allen plays.. I’d rather the Vikings lose to the Bills with Allen instead of win vs the Bills without Allen……NFC vs AFC so the game doesn’t really matter much except to see where the Vikings are really at (with Allen)

  2. It’s time for the rest of the offense to step up; Superman won’t be there to save you.

  3. The Bills should not risk Allen’s 1/4 billion dollar arm on a nonconference game. Keenum can certainly play well enough to beat the Vikings.

  4. Game doesn’t matter? Every game matters, you only get 17 and nobody has anything clinched yet. I don’t think people who say, this is a non conference game so it’s not important, get it. I hope Allen is ok and gets back on the field asap. But the reality is if he can’t go it makes them worse. Getting the W is the most important thing. Keenum is a good QB but he’s a backup for a reason. If Minnesota wins vs Keenum I’m not going to care what other people think or say. I’ll take the win and move on

  5. VikingsBabe84 says:
    November 10, 2022 at 1:28 pm
    Hoping Allen plays.. I’d rather the Vikings lose to the Bills with Allen instead of win vs the Bills without Allen……NFC vs AFC so the game doesn’t really matter much except to see where the Vikings are really at (with Allen)

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  6. That elbow injury can be serious. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get worse and lead to SEASON ENDING IR.

  7. Not a Josh fan but ya gotta love his attitude and playing ability. I hope he recovers quickly but his area of injury could keep him out a while. I’d rather keep him on the shelf and not ruin him for the future. Tough call. Good luck Josh!!

  8. They should have traded for Baker Mayfield when they had the chance. He would have been a fantastic backup!

  9. gjv001 says:
    November 10, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    The Bills should not risk Allen’s 1/4 billion dollar arm on a nonconference game. Keenum can certainly play well enough to beat the Vikings.
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    Hmm. I wouldn’t be so sure, without any running game (AKA Josh Allen)

  10. Every game’s a meaningful game in the AFC East and AFC in general, but compared to the division-heavy remainder of their schedule, this is the one they should sit Allen for.

    It might end up making a difference in playoff standing. But even getting the top seed won’t matter if Allen has a nagging injury.

    More than a week of solid rest and recovery is worth the risk of a loss.

  11. Look at the line on this game, buffalo still favorites. Vegas knows Allen isn’t going to play and probably won’t for the next two weeks after. Vikings got a squad but forget about gauging the barometer on the team that everyone wants to see how good they are against a full strength bills team.. how about seeing how good you are against a backup and a still banged up bills D? Good teams beat backups and injury plagued teams, even on the road.

  12. I’m a Vikings fan and would love how they measure up against Allen and the Bills. However, I think it’s crazy for the Bills to play him and tisk further injury.

    Also, Keenum is one of the best backup QB’s in the league.

  13. Chiefs fan here….. This game does matter a lot when it comes to home field advantage. This is not trash talk, but of course I’m rooting against Buffalo as we want home field again. Buffalo has the tie breaker and we really don’t want to play in Orchard Park in January. I really hope Allen’s elbow is not serious since I want both teams at full health. Even as a rival it’s not hard to like Allen and appreciate what he does on the field. Last year’s playoff is one of the best games ever played and it seems more important to have Allen ready for the stretch run and playoffs.

  14. I’m thinking he will play. If he Dosen’t his injury is worse than they’re saying it is.

  15. With or without Allen this is going to be a tough game for the Vikes. Keenum might just be a top 25 QB in the league even though he’s a backup. Allen is a stud but the Bills may want to give him a little time off just to hopefully get him back healthy. I think they can win in any stadium with Allen under center. You would just hate to see one of the league’s best players further injure himself by playing before he should. Get well soon Mr Allen.

  16. VikingsBabe84 says:
    November 10, 2022 at 1:28 pm
    Hoping Allen plays.. I’d rather the Vikings lose to the Bills with Allen instead of win vs the Bills without Allen……NFC vs AFC so the game doesn’t really matter much except to see where the Vikings are really at (with Allen)

    Don’t worry, they’re not beating the Bills either way.

  17. Allen sometimes plays like a road grader and forcing to rest this weekend would be good for his whole body. Let Keenum make a Case for himself.

  18. I think that the Bills already know that he isn’t going to play in this game , and the only debate is about how serious the injury is , and how many games he is likely to miss.
    Although he is a top 6 QB in my view , I think that Keenum is actually better than a number of starting QBs in the league , and the Bills may still be able to beat the Vikings , who I think are flattered by their record.

  19. His constant running around in that pocket thining he is invincible, finally caught up to him.

  20. If Josh plays. You have to know vikings are hitting Josh’s arm/elbow every play. A doctor said its like getting your funny bone hit

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