Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday that LB Von Miller will miss the remainder of the 2022 season after undergoing exploratory knee surgery this week.
During the surgery, it was discovered that Miller had a torn ACL which needed to be repaired. Miller was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 1 after injuring his knee on Thanksgiving against the Lions.
"It turned out that he got an ACL repair in there so he'll be out for the year," McDermott said. "Very unfortunate situation for Von obviously and our team. We care for him obviously, like we would any player. We know how much this means to him in terms of playing and being with the team. So we look forward to getting him back, obviously off the field for the rest of the season and his leadership. And we're certainly thinking about him as he recovers here."
McDermott said that Miller's surgery was planned and it wasn't until the operation that it was discovered his ACL was torn. It's same right knee he had ACL surgery on in 2013. McDermott shared that he hasn't seen Miller since the surgery but he has been in communication with him.
"Certainly we care for Von in this case and we'll miss him. But as I said last week when he was out, it's a time and an opportunity for other guys to step up," he said.