Promising Update on Bills Linebacker Miller

Buffalo Bills pass rusher Von Miller left the field during the first half of his team's Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions with a knee injury and was quickly declared out, but some good news emerged as the game went on. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, initial diagnoses suggest Miller suffered a knee sprain but avoided devastating damage. Miller was carted to the locker room in the second quarter of the Bills' game against the Lions after notching one tackle. A knee sprain would certainly cost Miller future games, but it's a lot better than a season-ender. Given the Bills' high likelihood of making the playoffs, Miller will likely have a chance to contribute again this year.

Miller has been a smashing success for the Bills since joining them this offseason on a six-year, $120 million deal. Before today's contest, he had totalled 8.0 sacks in 10 starts for his new team, leading the Bills defense to top rankings in points allowed and passing yards allowed.

So long as Miller returns for the postseason, the Bills should be fine. The Super Bowl LV MVP is a dominant playoff performer. He notched 4.0 sacks and six tackles for loss in last year's Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl run, and 5.0 sacks for the Broncos in only three games for the 2015 Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.  
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