Bills’ Location Von Miller is on Injured Reserve Due to a Knee Injury
The Buffalo Bills placed veteran linebacker, Von Miller, on injured reserve on Thursday, just days after expressing optimism that he would be able to return in time for the Bills’ divisional game against the New York Jets in Week 14.
During the Bills’ Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions, Miller experienced “some lateral meniscus damage,” according to Miller’s podcast “The Voncast.”
“I believe I can play through it. We’ll just wait a little bit — wait a little bit, and let the swelling go down for approximately seven to ten days. And hopefully, I’ll be back before the Jets game.”
However, general manager Brandon Beane stated in a pool report on Thursday that the decision to place Miller on injured reserve was made after consulting with the team’s medical staff.
“He’s been doing treatment and rehab,” Beane explained. “We don’t want to rush him back, especially because he’s a contender. That is why we admire him. That’s why he’s so fantastic. The competitor in him would wheel it out there tonight if he could.”
“We just think, after talking to the doctors, that the wisest decision right now is to give him this time, because it offers him the best chance to help us down the stretch.”
Miller might return as early as Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Miller inked a six-year contract with the Bills in free agency. Miller leads the NFL in sacks with 12312, and he leads the Bills with eight.
“I signed up to be a Buffalo Bill for a long time, and I want to do my best for my teammates, and I want to do my best for this organization and the fans,” Miller stated on his podcast.