ORCHARD PARK, NY — The decision about whether or not star quarterback Josh Allen will play in Sunday’s game is changing “by the hour,” Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Friday. He also expects a final decision just minutes before Sunday’s game.
McDermott refused to put Allen out of the equation regarding the duel against the National Conference North leaders, the Minnesota Vikings (7-1), although he indicated that he did not know if Allen would be able to participate in the last team training session this week sometime later on Friday.
Allen still hasn’t practiced since stretching his right elbow ligaments during the final minutes of a game against the New York Jets last weekend.
“It’s a situation that changes every hour,” McDermott said. Observe how his condition will progress over the course of the day, after he has undergone a series of medical examinations, to ensure that he meets all the criteria necessary to confirm if there is progression. or not in his case. »
The next update on Allen will come late Friday when the Bills release their injured list update.
If he can’t play, then the Bills (6-2) will bet on backup quarterback Case Keenum. The latter is a 10-year NFL veteran who had his best moments with the Vikings in 2017, when he went 11-3.
Separately, McDermott has already ruled out starting safety Jordan Poyer (elbow) and defensive end Greg Rousseau (ankle), but said starting linebacker Matt Milano (oblique) “should be ready to play” after missing an encounter.