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Bills star LB Von Miller is out for the season with an ACL injury

Bills star LB Von Miller is out for the season with an ACL injury

ORCHARD PARK, NY — Buffalo Bills half pass by Miller He is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an ACL injury, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday.

Miller underwent exploratory surgery in Texas on Tuesday and was diagnosed with an ACL tear in his right knee. The pass rusher was placed on injured reserve last Thursday before the team’s game New England Patriots. The hope was that he would be able to return this season. Miller also said on his podcast last week that he hoped to return before this Sunday’s game against the team New York Jets.

The Bills (9-3) currently hold first place in the AFC with three games remaining in the AFC East.

“Unfortunate situation, obviously for Von and for our team. Take care, obviously, like any player,” McDermott said. “We know how much that means to him in terms of playing and being with the team, so we’re hoping he’ll come back, obviously, off the field for the rest of the season and his leadership, and we’re certainly thinking about him here as he recovers.”

The Super Bowl 50 MVP suffered the injury on Thanksgiving Day late in the first half of the team’s win. Detroit Lions.

Miller, who signed a six-year, $120 million contract with the Bills in the offseason, has started every game this season except last Thursday and leads the team with eight sacks and 38 pressures.

“Listen, you take care of all the players, don’t you, and it affects you when guys go down,” McDermott said. “It’s a business we’re in, it’s a physical game, so we take care of everybody. We certainly take care of Von in this case, and we’re going to miss him. But like I said last week, when he was out, that’s it. It’s for the other guys to step up. time and an opportunity.”

Miller In the team’s first full game against the Patriots, the Bills defense pressured the quarterback Mac Jones on 39.5% of his dropbacks — the second-highest rate of his career.



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