Von Miller carted off after suffering potential ACL injury in right knee
Von Miller was carted off the field late in the second quarter of Thursday’s game between his Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
Miller was rushing quarterback Jared Goff and got pushed into a pileup of three other players. Lions center Frank Ragnow got pushed into Miller, causing the Bills pass-rusher’s right leg to bend awkwardly.
Doctors who reviewed the video immediately suspected that Miller had suffered a right knee injury, potentially to his ACL.
You can see the tibia of Von Miller's right knee shift forward then back as the knee moves in. That mechanism would suggest ACL injury pic.twitter.com/gSuFcrnBTF
— Brian Sutterer MD (@BrianSuttererMD) November 24, 2022
Here is the better angle and significant right knee concern. Our @SICscore team will finalize analysis and post shortly. Happy Thanksgiving to all and appreciate the gang for working on holiday. pic.twitter.com/s2qvTnuodn
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) November 24, 2022
Miller was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game, which typically is not a good sign.
Miller had one tackle in the game. He has eight sacks this season, which is his first year with Buffalo. The team entered Thursday’s Week 12 game with a 7-3 record. The Bills are widely viewed as a top Super Bowl contender.