Bills Quarterback to Play, No Risk of Added Injury

The Buffalo Bills will have their superstar quarterback on the field for their Sunday matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, and it shouldn't come at the cost of his long-term health. After missing multiple practices this week with an elbow injury and earning a questionable tag, Allen will reportedly start today after doctors and arm specialists informed the team there was no added risk he might worsen the injury.

Allen's availability was in doubt all week due to an elbow injury suffered in Week 9's 20-17 loss to the New York Jets. Allen had struggled all day before the injury, netting 183 passing yards and throwing a pair of interceptions.

That Allen is not at serious risk of added injury must come as welcome news for the Bills. At 6-2, they currently hold the top seed in the AFC, but any losses that might have occurred during an extended Allen absence could have proven costly. The Jets and Miami Dolphins are both right behind them at 6-3 in the AFC East.

Allen was an MVP favorite before the news of his injury this week. He leads the league in total offense with 2721 yards for the Bills' third-ranked scoring offense.