BUFFALO, N.Y. (WROC) — Buffalo Bills star pass rusher Von Miller is out for the season, Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday
According to McDermott, Miller had surgery on Tuesday and it was discovered that he had an ACL injury. McDermott added that the injury was repaired, but Miller’s season is over.
McDermott also said that the Bills have overcome adversity before, but that this is just a new and different adversity.
“It effects you when guys go down,” said McDermott. “It’s the business we’re in. It’s a physical game. We care for everyone. Certainly we care for Von in this case and we’ll miss him. But as I said last week when he was out it’s a time and an opportunity for other guys to step up.”
The Bills head coach told the players of Miller’s prognosis during a team meeting shortly before practice on Wednesday.
“It was just heartbreaking,” said defensive end Shaq Lawson. “Our leader. A guy that’s been there. A guy that’s been there to the super where we’re trying to go. I mean it hurts. He put too much effort in to go down like that.”
Miller signed a 6-year, $120 million contract with the Bills in the offseason and leads the team with eight sacks and 38 pressures.
“It’s been a year,” said general manager Brandon Beane. “You always no matter what predictions are, adversity always strikes you don’t know when. It started early with losing Micah [Hyde]. Dane [Jackson] in that first game we got him back. You know I think Sean and the coaches have done a great job having the next man ready to roll.”
The Bills will be facing the New York Jets on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m.