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Buffalo Bills not ruling out Josh Allen missing rest of 2018 season


Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills are currently listing rookie quarterback Josh Allen as “week to week”, but he hasn’t been close to cracking the roster since injuring his elbow against the Houston Texans two weeks ago. Before Monday Night Football, Bills general manager Brandon Beane wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Allen would miss the rest of the season in an interview with WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia.

Allen injured his UCL in the throwing elbow throwing a pass against the Texans. He attempted to throw another pass and was met with extreme pain. Later on the sideline, he was felled with pain when a trainer attempted a test on the effected elbow.

Normally, this injury would keep a player out for at least a few weeks, meaning Allen might be able to come back in November if it’s not severe. At the most severe, Allen could miss the entire 2019 season, but he would likely have already had surgery if it was that bad.

For now, Buffalo’s in a game of wait and see with their rookie QB.