Josh Allen

NFL doctor: Allen appears to have suffered UCL injury


Josh Allen was still in pain post-game after suffering an elbow injury in the final play against the New York Jets.

And his coach, Sean McDermott, suggested the Pro Bowl signal caller wasn’t done being evaluated for the injury.

Allen acknowledged a lingering “slight pain” but insisted he’ll get through it.

He reached for his throwing arm at least two times following a hit in the game where he tried to buy more time to launch a desperation deep ball to Gabe Davis. 

Former Chargers team doctor, David J. Chao, who often weighs in on NFL injuries online, said he was concerned Allen suffered a UCL injury on the play.

Buffalo’s medical trainers took a look at his elbow on the sidelines at the end of the game and judging by his reaction, ‘he definitely has an ulnar collateral ligament issue,” he told the San Diego Union Tribune.

Severe UCL injuries often requires Tommy John surgery for pitchers but it’s often a four to six week issue for quarterbacks.

Allen missed four games earlier in his career with the same injury.

The Bills lost 20-17 in an away game against New York, which they’ll get to host next month in a rematch.

They face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, meaning Allen’s ability to play appears murky until the organization releases more details about Allen’s status.