Josh Allen Absent from Bills Practice on Wednesday

Nov 6, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports.

During the Buffalo Bills loss to the New York Jets last weekend, Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury, Initially, the injury didn’t seem like too much of a problem considering he finished the game. However, the injury is severe enough that Allen was absent from Bills practice on Wednesday.

In the clip above, Ian Rapoport describes the injury as an “elbow sprain” or “UCL sprain”. This usually impacts baseball pitchers more than NFL quarterbacks, but Allen’s unique throwing motion leaves him susceptible to such an ailment.

Rapoport also states that he’s been told Allen is considered “day-to-day”, but his status remains up in the air for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. In fact, there are folks out there that believe Allen won’t be able to play, and instead, it will be Case Keenum as the Bills starting QB.

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This would mark the fourth time that the Minnesota Vikings face a backup QB this season, and so far, they are 3-0 against them. These QBs are as follows:

  • Andy Dalton (New Orleans Saints)
  • Skylar Thompson/Teddy Bridgewater (Miami Dolphins)
  • Taylor Heinicke (Washington Commanders)

This slate of QBs has led some to roll their eyes at Minnesota’s 7-1 record to start the year. Frankly, they may be right to do so, and especially so if the Vikings face Keenum rather than Allen this week. It’s undeniable that the Vikings have benefited from injuries this year, but it’s also a fact that the Vikings were cursed by horrible injury luck in both 2020 and 2021.

We’ll see if Allen’s status changes as the week progresses. If there are any updates, you can be sure that we here at PurplePTSD will have you covered.

The Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills kick off at 12 PM on Sunday, November 13th.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.