A little over a month ago, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury that ended up being diagnosed as a UCL sprain.
For those unfamiliar with the injury, this is a similar injury to those suffered by MLB pitchers who end up undergoing Tommy John surgery. The recovery for that surgery can last up to a year or more, before pitchers are ready to take the mound again.
With that perspective in mind, it is pretty impressive that Allen has not only played in every game since, but played considerably well. Allen has not missed a start, although it looked pretty grim at one point. The Bills are also winners of three straight.
Going into this weekend, the Bills need Allen at his very best if they are to avenge a loss against the New York Jets in a Week 9 rematch on Sunday.
Thursday, Allen appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and was asked about his elbow. McAfee and A.J. Hawk talked about how impressed they were that Allen was able to still go out and “sling it” while dealing with the injury. Allen’s response was pretty surprising, to say the least.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen acknowledged that his elbow injury doesn’t even affect him on game day.
"“I think every day gets a little better … it’s something I’m going to have to deal with for the foreseeable future … On game day, it doesn’t bother me.”"
For Allen to not have an injury like this bother him on game day has to mean at least one thing is true. First, obviously adrenaline takes over. With any injury that’s able to be played through, mid-game, adrenaline is certainly part of it.
But, secondly, Allen must be one of the toughest guys there is in the league. There is reason to believe that, after the season is over, Allen could end up having some type of procedure to clean this injury up. For now, he’ll continue to play through it.