Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott spoke to the media Wednesday and updated the health status of quarterback Josh Allen who suffered an elbow injury at the end of last week's game against the Jets.
McDermott shared that Allen will be "day-to-day" as the team begins practice Wednesday and wouldn't give an indication whether or not Allen will be able to suit up this Sunday as the team faces the 7-1 Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium.
"We'll see," McDermott said of Allen's likelihood of suiting up.
McDermott did add that Allen will not practice on Wednesday.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport, Allen's injury is being characterized as a sprained right elbow, also referred to as a UCL injury. Allen's injury occurred on the final possession against the Jets on a strip sack play where the Jets Bryce Huff hit Allen's arm during his throwing motion.
The quarterback was seen grabbing at his arm immediately after the play, but he was able to finish the game. On the second play after the injury, Allen managed to throw a ball that traveled just shy of 70 yards in the air — the longest pass attempt by any QB over the last six seasons — but the pass intended for Gabe Davis was incomplete to end the game.
Allen said after the game that he had a "slight pain" in his throwing elbow. Allen has started in every game for the Bills since Week 12 of the 2018 season (Allen's rookie year).
Should Allen be unable to play this Sunday, backup quarterback Case Keenum would be in line to get the start.
Keenum, a former Viking, is in his first season with the Bills after being with the Cleveland Browns as a backup in 2021. Last year, Keenum did make two starts with the Browns and led the team to a win in both of those games.