Bills’ Von Miller to Undergo MRI

Von Miller with the Broncos in 2017
Von Miller with the Broncos in 2017. Photo by John Middlebrook/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301119bo)

Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Von Miller is set to undergo an MRI exam on Friday after he incurred a knee injury during the Bills’ 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Although sources close to the matter believe that Miller may have avoided serious injury, further tests are required in order to confirm the extent of the damage.

“I only connected with [head athletic trainer] Nate [Breske] at halftime, so I don’t have anything to give you on that,” coach Sean McDermott stated, confirming that he remains unsure as to Miller’s injury status.

With less than three minutes left in the first half of the Lions’ game, Miller was rolled up on a first-and-10 play at the Bills’ 16-yard line. He subsequently spent several minutes kneeling on the ground while consulting with the Bills’ trainers. After spending a couple of minutes in the fieldside medical tent, Miller was carted off to the locker room.

Miller’s absence places added pressure on the Bills’ already injury-stricken defense, with both Greg Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa, the team’s top pass rushers, out through ankle injuries.