DETROIT — Buffalo Payments move rusher Von Miller is predicted to endure an MRI on Friday after pulling out of their 28-25 Thanksgiving victory over the Detroit Lions with a knee harm.
A supply advised ESPN that the group is “cautiously optimistic” that Miller was capable of keep away from severe harm, however should see what additional checks reveal.
Miller suffered the harm with lower than three minutes left within the first half, when he appeared to have curled up on a first-and-10 play from the Payments’ 16-yard line. He shortly acquired down on one knee and spent a couple of minutes speaking to the coaches on the sector. He spent a number of minutes within the medical tent on the sideline earlier than being taken out and brought to the altering room.
Detroit scored a landing earlier than Payments kicker Tyler Bass made a 47-yard subject objective for a 17-14 halftime lead.
Miller is in his first 12 months with the Payments and twelfth within the NFL. He leads the group in sacks with eight. He had one sort out and one hit at halfback earlier than leaving the sport. Miller entered Week 12 ranked second within the NFL with 37 pressures, trailing solely Micah Parsons (44).
The harm comes at a troublesome time for a Payments defensive finish group. Greg Rousseau and AJ Epenesa, the group’s finest pass-rushers after Miller, are inactive with ankle accidents. The remaining lively defensive ends for the Payments are Shaq Lawson, Boogie Basham and follow squad participant Mike Love, who was promoted for the sport.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN contributed to this report.