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ESPN's Adam Schefter Has Friday Injury Update On Von Miller

Bills DE Von Miller

Von Miller

The Buffalo Bills enjoyed a come-from-behind 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, but it came at a cost. 

Von Miller, the team's standout linebacker, went down with a knee injury late in the second quarter, and would eventually be carted off the field. 

Little was known at the time regarding the severity of Miller's injury, but that's changed thanks to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN. Miller, Schefter says, did not suffer an ACL tear but is currently under review for other potential damage. 

The word "indefinitely" is a gut-punch for Bills fans. An eight-time Pro Bowler who was acquired over the offseason with a monster $120M contract, Miller is key to the Bills' postseason plans. Especially considering the team's recent form, in which they've looked more human than in years past. 

Unfortunately, the precedent set from Miller's lengthy playing career isn't an optimistic one for injuries. In 2013, Miller suffered a torn ACL which prematurely ended his campaign. More recently, in 2020, the Texas A&M Aggies product was never able to take the field during he regular season after suffering an ankle injury. 

If there's one common ground NFL players share, it's empathy whenever a player is sidelined with a serious injury. Well-wishes have already poured in from players around the league, most notably the free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.