Bills QB Allen does not practice due to injured elbow, status against Vikings uncertain

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Josh Allen did not practice on Wednesday because of a right elbow injury and it remains to be seen if the Buffalo Bills quarterback will suit up for Sunday’s game against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Allen is considered "day to day" but would not elaborate on the severity of the injury.

ESPN is reporting that Allen is dealing with an elbow injury to the ulnar collateral ligament and related nerves.

"Is he going to play?" McDermott asked rhetorically. "And the answer is we'll see."

Allen was wearing a brace on his elbow and McDermott did not divulge if he's thrown since being injured during the final drive of Buffalo’s stunning 20-17 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

The Bills QB ended the game throwing a pair of interceptions without a TD pass, while the Bills finished with a season-low 317 total yards – 99.4 fewer than their league-leading average.

"We will see how he does," McDermott said. "We use common sense and, obviously, we factor a lot of things in, a medical report being one of them and our doctor's wisdom and knowledge."

Allen endured a similar injury to his right elbow during his 2018 rookie season, forcing him to miss four games.

Buffalo is 1-4 in games Allen does not start since 2018, and if he cannot play, backup Case Keenum would get the start.

Keenum has thrown all of seven passes this season and has made two starts in the last three seasons combined.

His best season came in 2017 with the Vikings, going 11-3 as a starter and helping the team capture an improbable 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs, connecting with current Buffalo teammate Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown on the game's final play.