UPDATE: Von Miller Ruled Out for Season

Buffalo Bills ER Von Miller
Buffalo Bills ER Von Miller
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Update:

NFL Week 13 - Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Von Miller is out for the season, according to a report from NFL.com. Miller underwent successful ACL surgery. It was originally believed that Miller only had a lateral meniscus tear and that, despite being placed on injured reserve, there was a chance he could play this season. 

Original Story:

The Buffalo Bills have placed Von Miller on injured reserve, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Miller was carted off the field during Buffalo's Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. While Miller avoided the worst-possible damage, he suffered lateral meniscus damage to his knee. The injury is complicated, needing a minimum two weeks of recovery time before further evaluation. Only then will specialists be able to tell whether Miller can play with a brace on or if the injury will require surgery.

"We’ve been assessing Von this week and seeing how he is," said Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, via a pool report. "We don’t want to rush him back. This gives us a chance to go ahead & count tonight’s game and three more on injured reserve. And hopefully we can get him back for the stretch run."

Miller said on "The VonCast" earlier this week that he believes he will be able to play again this season. He initially set a personal return time to play against the New York Jets in Week 14. Miller's placement on injured reserve guarantees that he will miss that window, but his season is not officially ruled out. 

 

Comments

9 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2022, 6:42pm

#1 by Tutenkharnage // Dec 07, 2022 - 1:20pm

They’ve been top-5 on defense all year despite missing at least three starters every week since week 3. Not having Von is gonna suck, but the D will continue to be one of the league’s top units. 

Points: 2

#2 by theslothook // Dec 07, 2022 - 1:28pm

my problem is one matchup in particular. Von may be close to a necessity for that one(yes that's a tad hyperbolic)

Points: 0

#11 by johonny12 // Dec 08, 2022 - 6:42pm

I don't see this tipping them below Miami given Miami has injury issues of their own. Probably makes the AFC playoffs more a toss up at this point. 

Points: 1

#4 by IlluminatusUIUC // Dec 07, 2022 - 2:53pm

I figured he was done for the year but an ACL tear this late probably means he's done half of next year too. That burns bad.

Never.

Never ever.

Wear White Tops/Blue Pants.

They're the kiss of death.

Points: -1

#5 by Mike B. In Va // Dec 07, 2022 - 3:12pm

A partial tear isn't as long of a rehab time, I don't believe. There's reason to suspect he'll be back for the start of next season.

Points: 0

#8 by Mike B. In Va // Dec 08, 2022 - 7:00am

That contract isn't really something they can cut after year one, IIRC.

Points: 0

#9 by RickD // Dec 08, 2022 - 10:20am

You are correct. I don't see the Bills taking a $21M dead cap hit.  Nor would they want to.  He's still elite.  

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#10 by TimK // Dec 08, 2022 - 2:13pm

He's also rehabbed relatively quickly and well from worse before. He seems, especially since Ware took him under his wing, to be a pretty model pro, and has worked his way from being an elite athlete to HoF career, so I'd be surprised if he isn't back for next year and playing at a high level.

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