At the time, he underwent an MRI scan which said that he had injured his knee but importantly had not torn his ACL.
NFL media called his injury a “lateral meniscus tear.”
Estimates said that he would only be out for a few weeks, then would return for the Bills.
Today, we got further news on Miller’s knee injury, and according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the early reports were wrong.
A major change for the #Bills: Coach Sean McDermott announces that Von Miller did have exploratory surgery yesterday and they ended up repairing his ACL. He's out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2022
According to Bills head coach Sean McDermott, Miller had surgery on his ACL yesterday.
This suggests that it was his ACL that was injured.
The torn ACL is one of the worst phrases an NFL fan and player can hear.
It has become almost a byword for being out for the season.
That is what Miller is now.
The Torn ACL
As Miller is out for the rest of the season, the impact of his injury should be minimal for a Bills side who have one hand on the AFC East title and a spot in the playoffs.
However, Miller will not be able to play in the playoffs, meaning that the Bills will be without his talent for the most important games a team will play.
Luckily for Buffalo, Miller’s impact on the defense was not that of someone they can’t live without.
Buffalo is still winning games, and while they may feel Miller’s absence, they are a strong team who will work through this.