ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen didn’t take part in follow for a second straight day as he offers with an damage to his proper elbow.
Allen did briefly stroll out of the staff’s area home sporting a sleeve on his proper arm, however he was not in follow apparel. Allen didn’t take part in any respect in Wednesday’s follow however was out on the sphere with the staff in the course of the portion closed to the media.
“You would not even suppose that there was nothing unsuitable. He is round right here, he is nonetheless smiling, he is nonetheless joking round, He is nonetheless simply being Josh,” left deal with Dion Dawkins mentioned. “… It is wonderful how Josh carries himself as an individual and general, like as a human. and he is making us all assured.”
Allen is coping with a proper elbow damage to the ulnar collateral ligament and associated nerves, sources advised ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Monday. His standing stays unsure for Sunday’s recreation towards the Minnesota Vikings.
Payments coach Sean McDermott described Allen as “day-to-day” and mentioned, “We’ll see,” when requested if the quarterback will play vs. the Vikings. Allen has not missed a recreation since 2018, when he missed 4 additionally due to a UCL damage in his proper elbow.
Former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum would begin in Allen’s place if he’s unable to play. Keenum gained two video games with the Cleveland Browns final 12 months.
“I am doing the identical factor I do each week, I put together to play each week, daily, each interval, each follow, each assembly,” Keenum mentioned. “So it is the identical simply obtained a number of extra reps as we speak. I really feel nice, really feel nice with the communication, the mindset of the staff with [offensive coordinator Ken] Dorsey and the communication from Sean everyone and taking it a day at a time.”
Allen was injured over the last drive of the 20-17 loss to the New York Jets when defensive lineman Bryce Huff hit Allen’s throwing arm, leading to a strip sack recovered by Buffalo.
After the hit, Allen was seen holding his proper elbow and attempting to shake out his arm.
Two performs after the hit, Allen threw a 69.3-yard go supposed for large receiver Gabe Davis — the longest go try over the previous six seasons, per NFL Subsequent Gen stats. It fell incomplete and ended the sport.
The quarterback has accounted for 82% of the Payments’ complete yardage and 92% of the offense’s touchdowns, each highest within the league.
Regardless of that, the offense will not essentially look dramatically totally different if Allen cannot play.
“For essentially the most half, [the offense] does not change,” large receiver Isaiah McKenzie mentioned. “Case is gonna go on the market and throw the ball, throw the ball to his guys, and he is gonna have enjoyable. I imply, he most likely cannot run pretty much as good as Josh, however I am fairly certain if he needed to get into open area, he’ll make a pair strikes. … I really feel like I am comfy with Case, I am fairly certain everyone else is comfy with Case and if Case is enjoying on Sunday, then that is what we’re gonna roll with.”
The Payments are coping with a wide range of different accidents. Security Jordan Poyer (elbow), pass-rusher Greg Rousseau (excessive ankle sprain), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (groin/heel) and cornerback Kaiir Elam (ankle) additionally all missed follow Thursday.