The Buffalo Bills didn’t have to wait long for somewhat encouraging news about the extent of Von Miller’s knee injury.
Thanks did not leave the Buffalo Bills fans feeling very grateful.
Thursday’s game in Detroit wasn’t the rebounding game many were expecting, but rather an uphill battle that went straight down the line. It wasn’t exactly a case-building game for the Bills, who had a slide in the second half of their NFL year after dominating the AFC in the first few months of the season.
Losses to the Jets and Vikings saw the Bills advance to both the AFC and AFC East playoffs, with Buffalo finishing third in their division. The loss to the Vikings, along with hot streaks by the Chiefs and Dolphins, cost the Bills control of the AFC’s No. 1 seed and dropped them to the wild card.
Things didn’t go any better on Thursday. Along with the subpar performance, the Bills lost passing star Von Miller in the second quarter of Thursday’s win over the Lions. Miller apparently got his foot stuck in the Ford Field area, and while he was able to walk under his own strength, he needed to be carried to the locker room after further evaluation.
Von Miller’s latest injury update gives Bills fans some hope
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Bills are already hearing some encouraging news regarding Von Miller’s injury severity.
The source on knee injury is Bills Von Miller [is] ‘Cautiously optimistic’ he avoided major Lions injury but Monday’s tests will reveal the extent of it,” Fowler mentioned.
Miller was devastating for the Bills, and his loss would be a fatal blow to Buffalo’s Super Bowl aspirations. He’s single-handedly won games this year and has been a force that has made Buffalo’s already battered defense even more dominant.
Had Miller torn his ACL on Thursday — which is what happened to the Green Bay Packers passing rushan Rashan Gary when he played on the same grounds as Ford Field earlier this season — the hit would have been devastating.
The knee twist isn’t perfect, but it does mean Miller will miss some This season’s time, not the rest.