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Josh Allen expected to play Sunday in Week 10 vs. Vikings

We break down the news that Josh Allen has an elbow injury. What it means for Week 10 and beyond.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) points out a defensive position during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday October 16, 2022 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Saturday PM update: The Bills didn’t add QB Matt Barkley off their practice squad to the active roster, suggesting Allen is good to go for Week 10 vs. the Vikings. If there was any question about Allen’s availability, the Bills likely would have added Barkley as the backup to Case Keenum. It looks like Allen is fine and is expected to start against the Vikes this week.

Friday PM update: Allen is officially listed as questionable after getting in a limited practice on Friday. His status will likely go down to the wire.

Friday Noon Update: Allen was not spotted at practice during the portion open to the media.

Friday update: Sean McDermott told WGR radio that they are still taking Josh Allen “one day” and “one hour” at a time, per Alaina Getzenberg. I would expect that if they know Allen is out, they aren’t going to give that information away to the Vikings until they must.

Thursday update: Allen was listed as not practicing on Thursday’s injury report.

Thursday update: Allen was once again missing from practice on Thursday, per Joe Buscaglia. Allen could still probably play without practicing, but at this point he appears to be trending toward missing Week 10.

Wednesday PM update: Allen officially did not practice on Wednesday.

Wednesday update: When there’s an injury to a top QB, reports can come in fast and furious. This is our fourth update today! The update is good and bad for Allen, as Jordan Schultz reports that Allen’s elbow injury is “not as bad as it could have been,” but he goes on to say he’s be “surprised” if Allen “misses more than one game tops.” So, there is a chance he doesn’t play against the Vikings, but he could.

Wednesday update: Allen was not practicing during the media viewing portion of practice, per Alaina Getzenberg. This of course isn’t the best start to the week for his chance to play, but it’s still early.

Wednesday update: Coach McDermott was pretty tight-lipped about Allen’s status on Wednesday.

Wednesday update: Allen is dealing with a sprained elbow and isn’t a sure thing this week, per Ian Rapoport. But Rapoport does go on to say that it is an injury that he should be able to manage.

Monday update: Head coach Sean McDermott told reporters they were still evaluating Allen’s elbow injury and that they would know more in the next 24 hours, per Alaina Getzenberg.

Allen is undergoing tests on his ulnar collateral ligament and nerves in his elbow, according to Chris Mortensen.

The Buffalo Bills were stunned by The New York Jets on Sunday, as they fell 20-17 in New Jersey. The Bills can muddle through that setback, but would not be able to navigate a longterm injury to their star quarterback Josh Allen. Thankfully, Allen appears to have avoided a longterm injury, but is dealing with some pain in his throwing elbow.

Allen will likely be limited in practices this week as they prepare for the Vikings, but he is still expected to play, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport reports that it is an injury that they will monitor, but nothing significant, but he does mention that they are still doing tests.

Fantasy football implications for Week 10

In the unlikely event that Allen cant play this week, Case Keenum would get to face his old team the Vikings in Week 10. That would be good for him, but not for the team as a whole and not for the fantasy players on the team. Let’s just hope Allen isn’t hampered and plays up to his usual ability.