The Buffalo Bills will be without a major addition to the team for the rest of the season.
Von Miller tore his ACL and underwent surgery. So the vaunted pass-rusher and two-time Super Bowl Champion is out for the rest of the season.
Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday, “Bills’ standout pass rusher Von Miller underwent surgery for an ACL tear and is now out for the year, per HC Sean McDermott.”
Bills’ standout pass rusher Von Miller underwent surgery for an ACL tear and is now out for the year, per HC Sean McDermott. pic.twitter.com/We8ILJFsCC
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 7, 2022
Additional details were given by NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport tweeted that the “original plan for surgery was to reposition the lateral meniscus that had moved into another channel, while also cleaning up cartilage damage. During surgery, they found ACL torn.”
Details on Von Miller's surgery:
— MRI and other images did not adequately show a torn ACL.
— Original plan for surgery was to reposition the lateral meniscus that had moved into another channel, while also cleaning up cartilage damage.
— During surgery, they found ACL torn.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2022
The Bills signed Miller in the offseason with the hopes that he would contribute right away for a Super Bowl contender. Miller performed well when he did see the field. The Super Bowl 50 MVP finished with eight sacks prior to the injury.
Now the Bills must move on without their star defensive player. They rank 14th in the NFL in Sack% with a mark of 6.8 percent this season. Compensating for Miller’s absence is going to be a huge task for Buffalo as they finish the season.
The team still has a lot on its plate this year. A big clash with division rival Miami most notably, which will take place a week from Saturday.