Josh Allen ‘day-to-day’ with elbow injury; no decision made about Week 10

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

Buffalo Bills provide an update on their franchise quarterback Josh Allen and his availability for Week 10.

It has been two long days since Sean McDermott spoke with the media on Monday after the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the New York Jets. While it was a disappointing loss, the bigger concern has been about Josh Allen and the elbow injury that he suffered at the end of the game.

The Bills’ head coach said on Monday that he would have more updates on Josh Allen before today’s practice ahead of Week 10. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of an update but the good news is that it doesn’t appear to be a serious injury.

According to Sean McDermott, Allen will be considered ‘day-to-day’ and a decision hasn’t been made yet about his availability for Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. McDermott did say though that Allen would not practice today.

Josh Allen reportedly confident he will play against the Vikings

Shortly after Sean McDermott’s press conference on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo tweeted that Allen reportedly has “expressed confidence to teammates he’ll be able to play Sunday.”

For the Buffalo Bills, this is probably going to be the greatest challenge for the team as Josh Allen is an incredible competitor and will fight to try and be on the field against the Minnesota Vikings. If Allen does miss this week, it would be the first game he has missed since his rookie season when he was out for four games for a similar elbow injury.

While the Buffalo Bills don’t have another Josh Allen on the roster, the Bills did trade for Case Keenum for this very reason. The team has a veteran quarterback who has been a starter at different times of his career.

Sean McDermott didn’t give a definitive answer on Wednesday but the good news is that Josh Allen hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday. The level of participation in practice this week will be worth watching.