It wasn’t a great Thanksgiving afternoon for one of the best pass-rushers in the game.
Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills was taken to the locker room Thursday and was soon ruled out of the game with a knee injury.
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Miller suffered the injury in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions. He was able to get off the field under his own power before taking a cart from the Bills sideline to his locker room.
NFL Network reports that Initial diagnostic it’s simply a sprain, but a more serious injury isn’t ruled out: an MRI is scheduled for tomorrow.
Ford Field is one of six stadiums using cut-film turf, which the NFLPA recently asked the league to ban on the surface, saying both sides have recognized that injuries are more likely.
Miller came to Buffalo this offseason when he signed a six-year contract with the team. He had previously won Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams after being traded from the Denver Broncos midway through last season.
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Miller’s deal is worth up to $120 million, with more than $51 million guaranteed.
He was drafted by Denver in 2011 and spent most of his 10 seasons with the Rockies.
The running back turned 33 before this season, but Father Time has been on his side: He recorded eight sacks before the Thanksgiving game in 10 games played.
Miller missed the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury, but has largely been able to stay healthy throughout his career. He missed just one game from the start of 2014 through the 2019 season.
Buffalo saw the return of cornerback Tre’Davious White on Thursday, coming back from a torn ACL.
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The Bills rallied to beat the Lions, 28-25.