Brandon Beane: If everything goes well with Von Miller’s rehab, we’ll have him for most of 2023

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Bills pass rusher Von Miller was upbeat after undergoing surgery that discovered a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He will miss the rest of the season.

“I’m good, man. I’m going to be right back, man,” Miller said in a video posted on social media. “Mentally, I couldn’t be in a better spot. That is the majority of it. Don’t feel sorry for me. Don’t say, ‘I hate it for you.’ None of that stuff. Because I am good. I’m excited for the opportunity to show my teammates how tough I am, how hard I work and how important that this means to me. . . . Don’t blink, baby. I’ll be back. Better than ever.”

Miller injured his knee in the Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions. An MRI initially delivered hope that Miller’s ACL was intact, giving him a chance to return for the postseason.

But instead of a routine procedure to reposition Miller’s lateral meniscus while cleaning up cartilage damage, Cowboys team physician Dr. Dan Cooper discovered the worst-case scenario during surgery in Dallas on Wednesday.

“I was aware that it was a possibility,” Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said, via Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. “All crossing our fingers, but you see more when you go in there, and you’re hoping it’s just a clean out of a scope and we get him back. That’s my comments from last week where we were hopeful. That’s why we went ahead and put him on IR to start the clock in hopes that he could be back. But once Dr. Cooper got in there, he felt it wasn’t gonna hold and he needed to repair it.”

Miller will spend the offseason rehabbing with the hope that he won’t miss much of 2023.

“We think if everything goes well with rehab, we’ll have him for most of 2023,” Beane said.

10 responses to “Brandon Beane: If everything goes well with Von Miller’s rehab, we’ll have him for most of 2023

  1. Investing 45M guaranteed to an oft-injured older player is GM malpractice. Heads should roll.

  2. That’s not being hopeful, that’s being delusional.
    He’ll be 34 next year, and the assumption that the rehab time will be the same as someone in their 20’s is foolishly misguided.
    Adrian Peterson was 26/27 during the miraculous rehab from his ACL tear which occurred around the same time of the year as Miller’s. That he was ready to start week one the following year was unprecedented, expecting Miller to approach that simply ignores the evidence of the timeline of other players trying to return from the same injury.
    Optimistically, Von Miller won’t be approaching his old self until December of 2023. And that’s being optimistic…

  3. Dallas dodged a bullet there, but really, who thought he would actually make it thru an entire season when he signed that contract. At 33 years old.
    Is OBJ Von Miller 2.0?

  4. Please NO MORE THANKSGIVING DAY GAMES……….back to back years of losing a top tier defensive player on Thanksgiving!!! “I’m not superstitious, just a little stitious.”

  5. Another turf injury. Maybe the players have something. It is dumb that owners allow multi-billion dollars investments derail their product because they won’t spend a rounding error to make their product safer for its players. Where is the business sense in that?

  6. Thank goodness he announced last week on his podcast that it wasnt an ACL tear and that he’d be back playing this Sunday, when neither of those were true. What an idiot.

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