The jubilation of the Buffalo Bills’ Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions was lessened with the news that star pass rusher Von Miller had torn his ACL and would miss the remainder of the season.
Miller has been telling everyone he will be ready when the Bills start the season at the New York Jets on September 11. In today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks, we hear from Pro Football Hall of Fame pass rusher Bruce Smith on why he’s confident Miller will return to his dominant form while urging fans to be patient as Miller works his way back from his second ACL tear.
Von Miller’s challenge returning from ACL tear
It’s been 10 years since Von Miller suffered his first ACL tear, and despite the passage of time, Miller has expressed confidence that he will be on the field for the start of the upcoming season. Miller has already started resuming football drills and says he plans on participating in Buffalo’s upcoming training camp at St. John Fisher University when it opens on July 26. He does not expect to land on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
- Ryan O’Halloran: Bruce Smith confident Von Miller will return to pre-injury form, but stresses patience - Buffalo News
- Von Miller injury update: ACL healed, starting football drills next as he eyes Bills opener - Buffalo News
- Bills OLB Von Miller (ACL) feels he’ll be ready to play in 2023 season opener vs. Jets - NFL.com
- Bills’ Von Miller expects to avoid PUP list, participate in training camp with ACL ‘all healed up’ - Yahoo! Sports
- Garafolo: Von Miller ‘hopes to be back’ from ACL injury by Week 1 - NFL.com
- Bills’ Von Miller expects to return from torn ACL in Week 1 - ESPN
- Bills’ Von Miller says ‘knee is all healed up’ from ACL injury - Deadspin
- Bills’ Von Miller Provides Window for Return in 2023 After ACL Tear - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills news
Bills training staff receiving Pat Tillman Award at ESPYs
After performing life-saving treatment on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he suffered an on-field cardiac arrest incident on Jan. 2, the Bills’ training staff will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service during the annual ESPY Awards on July 12.
- Buffalo Bills athletic training and medical staff to be honored at ESPYS - Buffalo News
- Bills training staff to receive Pat Tillman Award at ESPYS - WGR 550
- Bills training staff, USWNT, Liam Hendriks to be honored at 2023 ESPYs - The Athletic (subscription required)
Bills’ fan base among those most deserving of a title
Bills fans are annually ranked among the most passionate fan bases, and in one recent survey of NFL reporters, Buffalo was mentioned as one of the fan bases that is most deserving of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as the next Super Bowl champion.
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- AFC East preview: Dolphins’ expectations high ... if Tua Tagovailoa can stay healthy - Buffalo News
- Which 2021 NFL Draft first rounders will have their fifth-year options picked up? - The Athletic (subscription required)
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