the buffalo bills have officially ruled out veteran linebacker Von Miller for Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots as he deals with “lateral meniscus damage” sustained during their Thanksgiving victory over the Detroit Lions.
Bills injury update Wednesday Miller officially ruled out with a knee injury after missing practice this week.
Miller addressed the injury during his podcast, “The Voncast,” on Tuesday, saying he hopes to return for the Bills’ Week 14 matchup against the New York Jets.
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“I got hurt. The news isn’t the best of news, but it’s definitely not the worst of news. It’s kind of in the middle,” he said.
“I didn’t tear my ACL, that was the big part. I have some damage to the lateral meniscus and it’s going to have to be dealt with. But I feel like I can get through that. I’m just going to wait a bit.” a bit, wait a bit, let the swelling go down for about seven to 10 days. And hopefully right before the Jets game, I’ll be back.”
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Miller added that he feels confident that he will be able to fight the injury, noting that this is not his first knee injury.
“I signed up to be a Buffalo Bill for a long time, and I want to do the best I can for my teammates, and I want to do the best I can for this organization and the fans, and I want to put myself in a position to be able to produce and being able to go out and do what I do every week.
Miller was pulled from the touchline after being injured late in the second quarter when Lions center Frank Ragnow accidentally stepped on his right ankle, causing Miller to bend awkwardly at the knee.
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He currently leads Buffalo with eight sacks, which is tied for 10th in the NFL entering this weekend.
“He’s a future Hall of Famer for a reason,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said this week. “That being said, we have to move forward this week. And the person or people responsible for stepping in and stepping up have to do the work, and that’s how it works.”
Associated Press contributed to this report.