When the Buffalo Bills signed pass rusher Von Miller, they hoped Miller would have the same impact he had on the Los Angeles Rams last season when he helped them win the Super Bowl.
Miller and the Bills may still see this season end this way, but there are plenty of concerns about it after he suffered a knee injury on Thursday.
Miller left Thursday’s win against the Detroit Lions with an injury. He was hit from the side by a Lions offensive lineman during a first-half pass and then his leg was twisted as the game ended. Miller left for the dressing room on a cart shortly before halftime. He was quickly eliminated from the game, which is a bad sign.
Miller hired free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Beckham was concerned about the injury.
Miller had eight sacks in the Bills’ first eight games. During the off-season, he signed a six-year, $120 million contract to help the Bills make the playoffs. Miller was the Super Bowl 50 MVP with the Denver Broncos and then was instrumental in the Rams’ Super Bowl run last season after a mid-season trade. He tore his cruciate ligament in 2013, this injury is on the same knee.
The Bills will have nervous moments where they wonder about the severity of Miller’s injury.
Concurrent ESPN Friday Reporting Adam Shefter and NFL networks Jan Rapoport Miller is said not to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament, but is concerned about his lateral meniscus. While doctors determine what was damaged and Miller decides what to do, he is reportedly out indefinitely.