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Von Miller injury update: Bills pass rusher carted off, ruled out vs. Lions after suffering knee injury

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The Bills were already without one of their starting edge rushers, Greg Rousseau, entering their Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.

Now, it appears that they have lost another one: Von Miller.

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Miller, an 11-year veteran in his first season with the Bills, suffered a knee injury just before the two-minute warning in the first half against the Lions. The injury occurred when he he had his foot stepped on and bent his knee awkwardly while trying to get after Jared Goff.

Miller was able to walk off the field after his injury and made his way into the blue medical tent on the sideline. The 33-year-old spent a while in the tent, with RochesterFirst.com’s Thad Brown saying it was one of the longest examinations he had seen this year.

After spending a handful of minutes in the tent, Miller came out and walked gingerly along the sidelines. He was then taken to the cart and driven back into the locker room with 1:52 left in the first half.

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Shortly thereafter, the Bills announced that Miller would officially be out of the game as a result of the knee injury.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Miller’s injury is a knee sprain. The question is just how severe it will be or whether the injury is more serious than it appears.

Either way, it seems like Miller will miss time. It’s just a matter of how much.

Miller logged one tackle and a quarterback hit before exiting the game. Buffalo is now down to three healthy defensive ends on the roster with Miller, Rousseau and A.J. Epenesa out of action against the Lions. They are Shaq Lawson, Boogie Basham and Mike Love.


Credit: sportingnews.com

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