Allen suffered a sprained elbow

Josh Allen's injury does not require surgery, but it could put him out of action for a few weeks

Brayton Wilson
October 16, 2018 - 9:41 am

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On Wednesday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed reports from multiple outlets on Tuesday that rookie quarterback Josh Allen has suffered a sprained right elbow and will miss Sunday's matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.

The good news is that Allen will avoid surgery to repair the damage to his ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow. However, McDermott still says that he is on a "week-to-week" basis with the injury.

The 22-year-old was injured during the third quarter of the Bills' 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans when linebacker Whitney Mercilus ran into Allen's right elbow after converting a 39-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin. On the next play, Allen attempted another throw and came up writhing in pain. After some time spent down on the field, Allen went to the sideline for further evaluation where he was seen in more pain.

Allen left the game on Sunday after going 10-of-17 for 84 yards.

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