Bills rookie Josh Allen is out indefinitely after hurting his right throwing arm and leaving Buffalo in a quandary at quarterback.
Without providing many details, coach Sean McDermott would only list Allen as being “week to week” on Monday, a day after Allen hurt his elbow in the third quarter of a 20-13 loss at Houston. McDermott said he will know more about the nature of Allen’s injury after meeting with team doctors.
The injury to the first-round draft pick leaves McDermott having to decide between having turnover-prone backup Nathan Peterman or newly signed 12-year veteran Derek Anderson start in Buffalo’s game at Indianapolis on Sunday. McDermott wouldn’t provide a hint as to who would start in Allen’s place.
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Coach McDermott: “Josh Allen’s injury will be a week-to-week situation. All options will be on the table at QB this week.” pic.twitter.com/aWiOs3iS8x
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 15, 2018
Josh Allen injured the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, sources tell @mortreport. The injury is not considered serious but the MRI will be sent to Dr. James Andrews for second opinion. Bills do not want to rush him back, sources tell Mort. https://t.co/sZG5LCASVK
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 16, 2018
While the trainers were working on Josh Allen yesterday, someone tripped a nerve that really stung the rookie. Never seen a player sent to his knees in pain on the sideline during an examination.
Clearly, whatever happened to his elbow didn't tickle. #Bills #Billsmafia pic.twitter.com/qT2lUM684A
— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) October 15, 2018