UPDATE: Allen not ruled out for game against Vikings, still taking it “one hour at a time”
UPDATE: Several Buffalo Bills players are out for Sunday’s game and Josh Allen’s status is still uncertain.
Head coach Sean McDermott gave an update this morning on WGR5.50 Radio in Buffalo. He said they have not ruled out Allen for the game against the Vikings.
They are taking it “one day and one hour at a time.” The star quarterback missed practice the last two days with an elbow injury. McDermott did rule out safety Jordan Poyer and defensive end Greg Rousseau.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen missed his second straight practice on Thursday because of a sprained throwing elbow, further clouding the Buffalo Bills quarterback’s chances of playing against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings this weekend.
Allen was hurt in the final minutes of a 20-17 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday. He was spotted wearing a brace on his right arm after missing practice on Wednesday. Without revealing the severity of the injury, coach Sean McDermott referred to the fifth-year starter as being day to day and would only say, “We’ll see,” when asked whether he can play on Sunday.
McDermott is scheduled to provide an update on Friday, when the Bills (6-2) are required to release their final injury report.
The injury is similar to the one that caused Allen to miss four games during his rookie season in 2018, the last time he has missed a start. If he can’t go, 10-year journeyman backup Case Keenum would fill in for the Bills, whose lead atop the AFC is down to a half-game.
Starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (groin/heel) and starting safety Jordan Poyer (elbow) also missed their second straight day of practice. Poyer already has missed one game.