Josh Allen suffered an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament, ESPN’s Chris Mortenson reported Monday night.
Josh Allen’s injury is to ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, per @mortreport. It’s not considered major, but MRI will be sent to Dr. James Andrews for second opinion. Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s week one elbow injury also considered UCL-related. He missed two starts.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2018
Allen was injured in the third quarter of the Bills’ 20-13 loss to the Texans, sandwiched in between Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus, whose helmet struck the quarterback on the elbow.
On Monday, head coach Sean McDermott said the rookie quarterback was “week-to-week.”
“We’re going to take it one day at a time right now,” McDermott said. “It’s week-to-week, the way we’re listing him, and we’re just going to take it one day at a time.”
Allen will not start on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Along with that statement, Russini also cited sources in saying Allen will miss weeks of play.
Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start this Sunday and there is concern he will miss weeks per sources— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) 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
Nathan Peterman entered for Allen and threw a 16-yard touchdown to Zay Jones to put the Bills ahead 13-10, before throwing two costly interceptions, including a pick-six in the final minutes of Sunday’s loss.
When asked if all options were on the table in terms of which of the three quarterbacks could start Sunday in Indianapolis, McDermott said “at this point, yeah.”
While he called newly signed veteran Derek Anderson a work in progress, McDermott added the quarterback is “working hard” to get up to speed with the playbook and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
The #Bills passing game has been grounded the past three weeks, with rookie QB Josh Allen tossing for 317 yards — in a pass happy league. Now he has an elbow injury. @news4buffalo #GoBills pic.twitter.com/BUxg9dUwzr— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) October 15, 2018
Even healthy Josh Allen wasn’t slinging the pigskin in any kind of amazing fashion.
If it’s a UCL injury as reported, sit him, let him heal and let him learn.
Also, have to start Derek Anderson REGARDLESS, IMO. @news4buffalo https://t.co/kijiMrGh2G— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) October 16, 2018