The second half of the 2022 season was a battle for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. In a game against the New York Jets on November 6, Allen suffered a significant elbow injury.
The injury would be diagnosed as a UCL sprain, which was good news in and of itself, considering if it had been a tear. If he had suffered a UCL tear, then Allen would have needed to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair it. For baseball fans, that’s not a term you like to hear, nor would Allen have been pleased to hear.
Allen played through the pain and was clearly not himself at times. But, he made it through the season without any further damage, which is a positive.
The offseason is a time in which players can take the opportunity to get injuries cleaned up a bit more, but fortunately for Allen, it doesn’t appear as though he’ll need to do that in any serious manner.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen should reportedly be fully healthy for the 2023 season
According to NFL Network’sTom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport , doctors are confident in Allen’s continued rest and recovery; so much so, that they believe he’ll be ready for the 2023 season.
Just how bad was Allen’s injury, initially?
“The extent of the injury, originally reported as a UCL sprain, was worse than most knew,” Pelissero and Rapoport wrote. “But as long as Allen avoided reinjury, which he has to this point, doctors always believed he could avoid surgery and heal up during the offseason.
It sounds like there might have been a slight chance Allen would indeed end up needing that dreaded surgery, which would definitely put him out a great chunk of the 2023 season.
Fortunately, it looks like he has done everything he needs to do in order to get himself on track for a fully healthy 2023.