The NFL’s Buffalo Bills reported Friday that they lost star defensive end, Von Miller, to a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee suffered last Thursday against the Lions in a Week 12 game of the 2022 season.
On a play during the second quarter of the Bills’ 28-25 win over the Lions, Miller was tripped by an opposing lineman, a situation that resulted in his knee being caught when an opponent fell on him.
An MRI on Friday ruled out anterior cruciate ligament damage but revealed a lateral meniscus tear that will require further evaluation in a couple of weeks, during which time the player will be inactive.
According to the team’s doctors, this injury will require surgery, although it will depend on his evolution to know if the operation will be performed immediately or at the end of the season.
If he shows improvement in the period recommended by the doctors, the linebacker could play the rest of the season with a brace.
Von Miller, champion in the 50th and LVI editions of the Super Bowl, arrived this year in Buffalo and immediately became the most important man in the defense of the team coached by Sean McDermott.
Through week 12, the native of DeSoto, Texas, has accumulated eight catches, and 21 tackles, in 10 of them he has caused losses of yards, two passes defended, and one forced fumble.
With these numbers, he has contributed to the Bills’ defense being the fifth-lowest-scoring defense with an average per game of 18.1 points, and the number four against the pass.
At the beginning of the season, the Buffalo Bills were considered the main favorite in the American Conference to reach Super Bowl LVII, a designation they now share with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins.
The Bills currently sit in first place in the East Division with eight wins and three losses, awaiting the outcome of the Dolphins, a division rival with a 7-3 record, who host the Houston Texans on Sunday.