Josh Allen is expected to miss at least 2-3 weeks because of his elbow injury, according to a report.
Allen injured his elbow in the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday and was replaced by Nathan Peterman. Allen received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his sprain, and NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero says Allen is now expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
#Bills QB Josh Allen received a second opinion on his sprained elbow from Dr. James Andrews, and while he won’t need surgery, the expectation as of now is Allen will miss at least two or three games, then be week-to-week from there, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 16, 2018
The Bills do not have their bye until Week 11, so they won’t get any relief there. That means any week Allen misses before Nov. 11 would cost him a game.
The 2-4 Bills have Peterman and Derek Anderson behind Allen on the depth chart.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury in his team’s Week 6 game against the Houston Texans, and the rookie is not expected to play in Week 7. According to one report, he could be out multiple games.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini was told by sources that Allen has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, and there is concern he could miss “weeks.”
Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start this Sunday and there is concern he will miss weeks per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 16, 2018
Allen is said to have a UCL injury in his throwing elbow, which he suffered when he was hit on the back of the arm against Houston. Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Allen is considered week-to-week, but there is enough concern for the quarterback that he has been sent for a second opinion.
Josh Allen has a UCL injury, according to a report.
Allen left the Buffalo Bills’ Week 6 game against the Houston Texans with an elbow injury and was replaced by Nathan Peterman.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Allen has a UCL injury and his MRI is being sent to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.
Josh Allen's injury is to ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, per @mortreport. It’s not considered major, but MRI will be sent to Dr. James Andrews for second opinion. Titans QB Marcus Mariota's week one elbow injury also considered UCL-related. He missed two starts.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2018
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Allen has an elbow sprain.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Monday that Allen is week-to-week. He has not yet been ruled out for the team’s game on Sunday against the Colts.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen could still start on Sunday as the team continues to assess his arm injury.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott characterized Allen as “week-to-week” on Monday, and wouldn’t rule out the chance of him playing Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Josh Allen is week-to-week, coach Sean McDermott announces.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 15, 2018
Sean McDermott on Josh Allen’s chance to play Sunday: “We’ll see. I’ll know a little more tomorrow, but we’ll see."
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 15, 2018
Allen got hit on the back of his arm during Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans and did not return. Nathan Peterman replaced him and threw two key interceptions as the Bills lost. Either he or Derek Anderson would get the nod if Allen cannot go on Sunday.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans with what appeared to be an arm injury.
Allen appeared to get hit on the the back of his right arm after releasing a pass late in the third quarter, and he was shown wincing in pain before walking off the field. He later sat down on the bench and was replaced by Nathan Peterman.
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) October 14, 2018
Peterman, who has had some miserable games in the past, immediately came into the game and led a touchdown drive to give the Bills a 13-10 lead.
Week 4 of the NFL season got started off with a high-scoring affair on Thursday night between the Vikings and Rams. The trend of big offensive games continued on Sunday, with multiple teams scoring in the 30s and several quarterbacks torching defenses. We saw some head-scratching coaching moves, some defenses get burned, teams that failed to show up, and players who put up stinkers.
Let’s take a look at the 15 biggest disappointments from Week 4.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buccaneers
Fitzmagic is over. Fitzpatrick was benched at halftime of Tampa Bay’s blowout loss to Chicago, though things weren’t solely his fault. Despite his 400-yard game against Pittsburgh, the cracks began to show last week and were put on full display against Chicago, as he went 9-of-18 for 126 yards and an interception. He’s unlikely to get his starting job back after facing a quality defense for the first time and proving to be little match for them.
Josh Allen may not have won the starting quarterback competition with the Buffalo Bills in training camp and the preseason, but it didn’t take long for Nathan Peterman to give it away.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Allen will get the start when the Bills host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Check: Josh Allen will start for the Bills vs. Chargers, according to sources. https://t.co/KfDJyaKZFs
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 12, 2018
That really isn’t all that shocking, as Peterman was downright abysmal in Buffalo’s Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The former fifth-round pick completed just 5-of-18 passes for 24 yards and threw two interceptions before being replaced by Allen in the third quarter. The Bills were trailing 40-0 at the time.
Bills coach Sean McDermott was careful not to embarrass Peterman after his poor performance, but there’s no way he can justify putting him under center again in Week 2.