Allen could miss Sunday’s game against the 7-1 Vikings due to an elbow injury.
According to Buffalo’s injury report released on Friday, Allen is questionable for the team’s Week 10 game against Minnesota.
“We’ve planned for this potentially from the start,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “We’ll see how it turns out. At the end of the day, Josh needs to be Josh if he’s able to play, and Case (Keenum) needs to be Case.”
After Buffalo’s Week 9 loss to the New York Jets, Allen injured his elbow, but he immediately downplayed its severity. Since then, his right elbow has been a hot topic, forcing McDermott to answer questions regarding his quarterback throughout the week.
In the offseason, Buffalo added Keenum as a veteran backup for this exact scenario, and McDermott has repeatedly emphasized the team’s confidence in him. In 2017, Keenum led the Vikings — the team Buffalo plays on Sunday — to a 13-3 record and a playoff run that reached the NFC Championship Game. He has plenty of experience stepping in when called upon.
If Keenum is required to start Sunday against his former squad, Buffalo will have to play his most effective game without committing a mistake. This is his second straight loss.