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Buffalo Bills injury report: Matt Milano in concussion protocol, Taron Johnson will rest shoulder

Two key defenders were hurt on Sunday.

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’ bye week is coming at the right time for the banged-up team. While they’ve mostly been able to avoid season-ending injuries, medium-term injuries have been popping up weekly and now they get a chance to heal and come back for the stretch run.

At the top of the list, no update was given on quarterback Josh Allen’s medical status. He was limited last week but practiced a lot so he will likely be back for the next game in two weeks against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The newest additions to the list were two important defenders. Linebacker Matt Milano knocked himself out Sunday and is in the concussion protocol. It’ll be at least five days before we know anything about his prognosis.

Also hurt on Sunday was slot cornerback Taron Johnson, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury all season. It’s a pain management issue according to Sean McDermott, which probably mean it really hurts when he’s in the game. Respect.

With the bye week, McDermott didn’t address the other injuries from last week or before. No updates were given on TE Charles Clay (hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (knee), QB Derek Anderson (concussion), Chris Ivory (shoulder), or Allen (throwing elbow). Allen and Ivory were limited last week while the rest didn’t practice.