Report: Allen to miss this week's game against the Colts

October 16, 2018 - 9:41 am

On Monday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that rookie quarterback Josh Allen's injury status is on a "week-to-week" basis after reportedly injuring his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

According to a report from ESPN's Dianna Russini on Tuesday, Allen is not going to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts, and that there is some concern that he could miss more time than just this Sunday.

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

The 22-year-old was injured during the third quarter of the Bills' 20-13 loss in Houston when Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus ran into Allen's right elbow after converting a 39-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin. On the next play, Allen attempted another throw and came up thriving in pain. After some time spent down on the field, Allen went to the sideline for further evaluation where he was seen in more pain.

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

— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) October 15, 2018

Allen left the game on Sunday after going 10-of-17 for 84 yards.

McDermott did not make his plan clear for who would start at quarterback on Monday, but there are some growing thoughts that it could be veteran quarterback Derek Anderson under center for the Bills in Indianapolis.

I’m also told the Bills haven’t decided who will start at QB...There is a feeling in the organization that veteran QB Derek Anderson has to start or Sean McDermott is in danger of losing the locker room after Nathan Peterman’s latest performance

— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 16, 2018

Anderson was signed to the Bills roster just last Tuesday after spending the past seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Nathan Peterman cost the Bills a potential win on Sunday after he threw a pick-six with less than two minutes left in the game with the score tied at 13-13. The second-year quarterback then threw another interception as the team tried to tie the game in the dying seconds of the game. He ended up going 6-of-12 in the loss for 61 yards, one touchdown and the two interceptions.

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