Report: Allen to miss this week's game against the Colts

October 16, 2018 - 9:41 am

On Monday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that rookie quarterback Josh Allen's injury status is on a "week-to-week" basis after reportedly injuring his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

According to a report from ESPN's Dianna Russini on Tuesday, Allen is not going to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts, and that there is some concern that he could miss more time than just this Sunday.

The 22-year-old was injured during the third quarter of the Bills' 20-13 loss in Houston when Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus ran into Allen's right elbow after converting a 39-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin. On the next play, Allen attempted another throw and came up writhing in pain. After some time spent down on the field, Allen went to the sideline for further evaluation where he was seen in more pain.

Allen left the game on Sunday after going 10-of-17 for 84 yards.

McDermott did not make his plan clear for who would start at quarterback on Monday, but there are some growing thoughts that it could be veteran quarterback Derek Anderson under center for the Bills in Indianapolis.

Anderson was signed to the Bills roster just last Tuesday after spending the past seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

Nathan Peterman cost the Bills a potential win on Sunday after he threw a pick-six with less than two minutes left in the game with the score tied at 13-13. The second-year quarterback then threw another interception as the team tried to tie the game in the dying seconds of the game. He ended up going 6-of-12 in the loss for 61 yards, one touchdown and the two interceptions.

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