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Von Miller headed to IR, out four games

Von Miller suffered a knee injury in Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Von Miller #40 of the Buffalo Bills on the field before a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.  Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

Thursday, December 1 Update: Miller doesn’t have a torn ACL, but he was unable to avoid Injured Reserve. Miller was added to IR on Thursday and will be out at least four games. Buffalo’s defense will definitely miss its sack leader, but Miller should be back in time for the playoffs.

Friday update: Miller does not have a torn ACL but he is out indefinitely with a knee injury.

Update: The initial report on Miller is that he suffered a knee sprain. He will likely miss time but will undergo further tests to see how bad the injury is. Miller is set to get an MRI and other tests on Friday.

Week 12 is starting off with a loaded Thanksgiving slate. The first game of the day features the Buffalo Bills taking on the Detroit Lions. During the second quarter, Bills’ linebacker Von Miller suffered an injury and was taken into the medical tent. He was in the tent for a long time, and right after the two-minute warning, he was seen being carted to the locker room. Miller was then swiftly ruled out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.

Miller came into this week with 20 solo tackles through 10 games. While that number doesn’t inspire much fear in opposing quarterbacks, his team-leading eight sacks probably do. Miller has been a reliable piece for this Buffalo defense, and the lack of his presence on the field will give the Lions’ offense more flexibility. It should also give quarterback Jared Goff more time in the pocket with Miller sidelined. This game heads into halftime with Buffalo up 17-14 over Detroit.