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Bills coach Sean McDermott said Von Miller has an ACL tear and is out for the rest of the season.
Miller suffered the injury in Week 12 and the initial reports suggested he did not tear his ACL. The Bills placed Miller on IR in hopes he could return in time for the playoffs, but he will be out for the season. It is a pretty big blow to a Bills team with Super Bowl aspirations. They may need Josh Allen and the offense to step up even more now in the playoffs.
Von Miller (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday. He will be out until at least Week 17.
The Bills hope to get Miller back by the playoffs, but that is no guarantee. He's obviously droppable in IDP formats, and the lack of his presence hurts the Bills' D/ST, particularly regarding their sack total.
Von Miller did not tear his ACL but will be out indefinitely as he continues to gather medical options about his knee injury.
This is most likely the best case scenario for the Bills as Miller did not tear his ACL. While there is still a likelihood that it could be a season ending injury, they are seeking multiple medical options to review how much time he will miss. If the Bills’ defense is without Miller for the rest of the season, it would be a major loss to their pass rush.
Von Miller is set to have an MRI Friday after injuring his knee Thursday against the Lions. The team’s initial diagnosis is a knee sprain.
Miller was carted to the locker room towards the end of the first half after appearing to injure his knee while rushing Jared Goff. If the initial diagnosis is correct, the Bills’ pass rusher would have a chance to return this season. Any injury that ends Miller’s season would be a massive loss for the Bills.
Von Miller was in the blue medical tent for quite a while before being carted to the locker room with less than two minutes left in the first half. He has been ruled out from returning to the game against the Lions with a knee injury.
Miller appeared to have twisted and injured his knee pursuing the quarterback near the end of the second quarter. We will update you when we have more information.