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Bills’ Von Miller out for season after exploratory surgery turned to ACL repair

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Buffalo Bills guard von Miller underwent surgery on Tuesday, head coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Wednesday.

The operation was exploratory and resulted in an unexpected repair of the anterior cruciate ligament. He will be out for the season, the Bills announced.

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Miller suffered a knee injury in Week 12 of a game against the Detroit Lions. A Detroit offensive lineman was kicked from the side during a first-half pass and his leg was twisted when the game ended. He was taken off the field and soon expelled from the game.

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Initially, an anterior cruciate ligament tear was ruled out, and the 33-year-old said in his podcast that he hoped to return by the 14th week. The bills placed him on injured reserve just a week before they announced that Miller would not be returning at all.

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This is not Miller’s first ACL tear, as he suffered a similar injury to the same knee in 2013. Two seasons later, Miller became the Super Bowl 50 MVP for the Denver Broncos.

He continued to help the Los Angeles Rams in their Super Bowl campaign after a mid-season trade last season. The Bills had Super Bowl goals of their own this year and signed him to a six-year, $120 million contract during the off-season.

“Unfortunate situation obviously for Vaughn and our team. The care for him is obviously the same as for any other player.” – McDermott said. “We know how much this means to him in terms of playing and being with the team so we are looking forward to his return obviously off the pitch for the rest of the season and his leadership and we are certainly thinking of him. while he recovers here.”

Miller recorded eight sacks in the team’s first eight games and would finish the year with 21 combined tackles, 12 quarterback hits, two defensive passes and one forced fumble in 11 games.

He had message to fans from his hospital bed: “I’m excited to show my teammates how cool I am, how hard I work and how important it is to me,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “Do not blink! I’ll be back”.

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Buffalo Bills guard Von Miller will not be on the field until next season. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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