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Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen undergoes evaluation for UCL Injury suffered vs. New York Jets


Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen undergoes evaluation for UCL Injury suffered vs. New York Jets

On Monday, November 7th, 2022 the Buffalo Bills superstar veteran starting quarterback, Josh Allen, underwent a series of medical evaluations for a right elbow injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) and related nerve issues as well.

Allen suffered this arm injury in the Buffalo Bills last Sunday’s 20 to 17 loss to the New York Jets. Josh’s status for the Buffalo Bills upcoming game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 13th, 2022 is presently listed as uncertain for now.

The Buffalo Bills are treating Allen’s UCL injury as a day - to - day situation as of Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, and Josh’s arm will continuously be reevaluated throughout this week in order to determine if he will be able to go against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.

"We're just going through it, still evaluating it, and we'll see where it goes," the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Sean McDermott, explained to the major sports media outlets last Monday. "I'll know more in the next 24 - hours and then probably be able to check in with [the media] back on Wednesday."

The Injury

Allen sustained this latest injury during the final offensive drive for the Buffalo Bills last Sunday in their most recent loss the now 6 and 3 New York Jets. The New York Jets defensive lineman, Bryce Huff, got past the Buffalo Bills’ back - up right tackle, David Quessenberry, who was taking the place for the injured offensive tackle, Spencer Brown, and Huff ended up hitting Allen's throwing arm on that play ultimately resulting in a strip sack which was eventually recovered by the Buffalo Bills.

On the following play after Allen was aggressively hit, the 5th - year star NFL quarterback out of the University of Wyoming threw a pass targeting the Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs that ended up being very low, and it seemed to be way off the mark for Allen’s high standards as an elite NFL quarterback. Then Josh was witnessed grabbing and favoring his right elbow as he attempted to shake out his throwing arm after the misdirected incompletion to Diggs.

"There's some slight pain," the Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen expressed. "But we'll get through it."

On the last Buffalo Bills offensive play of the football game, Allen managed to throw a pass approximately 69 - yards in the air which was intended for the Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Gabe Davis. That pass ended up being the longest pass attempt of the previous 6 - football seasons for Allen according to NextGen stats, and that could have only potentially exasperated Josh’s arm ailments that the quarterback is dealing with at the moment.

A Below Average Air Assault from Josh Allen last week vs. the New York Jets

Allen ultimately completed the contest by completing 18 - of his - 34 passes (52.9 %) which was good for 205 - passing yards as well as 2 - interceptions. All 5 of the New York Jets' sacks came with a defensive line comprised of 4 or less relentless pass - rushers. That 5 - sack mark last Sunday was a career high for the Buffalo Bills quarterback.

Josh Allen’s Fierce Rushing Attack

Josh did finish that match up last weekend as the game's leader on the ground with a total of 9 - rushes that was good for 86 - rushing yards as well as 2 - touchdowns, including a career - long touchdown run for 36 - yards.

The Buffalo Bills Back - Up Quarterback

Case Keenum is the Buffalo Bills' back - up quarterback at the moment. If Allen is unable to play in the Buffalo Bills upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings, Keenum would face his former team in the Vikings, alongside Diggs who was the wide receiver that caught the "Minneapolis Miracle" reception from Keenum in that crazy NFL playoff game from several years ago.

Allen has not missed an NFL regular - season football game since his rookie year back in 2018, when he ironically also had a UCL injury in his right elbow that season which caused him to sit out for a total of 4 - games then.

"We all know Josh and how competitive he is, and he loves to compete, loves to be out there with his teammates," McDermott goes on to say. "So, you know, I would never count him out. That's the one thing I do know about him is that right now, the medical piece, we're still evaluating it. I'll know more, again for myself even, tomorrow morning a little bit more."

Head coach McDermott also expressed that the second - year pass - rusher, Greg Rousseau, is listed as week - to - week while he deals with a high ankle sprain that Rousseau endured during last Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. Greg is 2nd - leading player on the team in sacks with a total of 5 so far during this current 2022 - 2023 NFL season.

Josh Allen’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • Second - Team NFL All - Pro Selection (2020)
  • NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2020)
  • Second - Team All - Mountain West Selection (2016)

Josh Allen’s NFL Records

  • Highest Passer Rating in a Single Postseason with 149.0 (2021)


“Bills QB Josh Allen being evaluated for UCL injury”, Alaina Getzenberg, , espn.com, Monday, November 7, 2022.

“Josh Allen”, pro-football-reference.com, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.