Buffalo Bills have been waiting on pins and needles all week to learn what the status of the team's star quarterback will be on Sunday. Josh Allen is dealing with a considerable amount of pain in his elbow, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport has provided good news. Allen is in line to start for Buffalo in Week 10.
Josh Allen Injury Update
Allen practiced in a limited fashion on Friday and has been able to grip a football as well. Those are both great signs for a player that suffered a UCL injury in his throwing elbow just one week ago. The progress he has made in his throwing motion is enough for the coaching staff to trust him on Sunday.
The Bills will head into an exciting matchup against the Minnesota Vikings (7-1) without a third QB. Matt Barkley will not be elevated from the practice squad as veteran Case Keenum waits in the wings in case an issue arises. Allen will have full control of the offense for as long as he can stay on the field.
It's safe to say Bills fans are breathing a deep sigh of relief. Allen is the heartbeat of a high-powered offense in Buffalo that is averaging 27.5 points per game (No. 3 in NFL). On the year, the 26-year-old has completed 64.1% of his pass attempts for 2,403 yards and 19 touchdowns (8 interceptions).
Keep in mind the Kansas City Chiefs are nipping at Buffalo's heels for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Staying up top by taking down the Vikings won't be easy, but the Bills are slated as a 6.5-point home favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook. As for Allen, he has odds set at +260 to be named NFL MVP.
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