Report: Bills’ Allen won’t need elbow surgery to address partial UCL tear

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will not require surgery to address a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear he sustained and played through in the second half of the regular season, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.

The pro-bowl signal caller will reportedly make a full recovery by the 2023 season.

Sources say doctors are confident Allen is benefiting from rest and is progressing well from his partially torn UCL and associated tendon and muscle injuries, which forced him to wear a brace for several games after suffering the injury in a Nov. 6 loss to the Jets.

Originally reported as a UCL sprain, the injury was more severe than most knew at the time.

Regardless, Allen put up sensational numbers during the 2022 regular season, throwing for 4,283 yards and 35 touchdowns while completing 63.3 per cent of his passes. The Wyoming product also rushed for 762 yards and seven scores.

Regarded as one of the Super Bowl favourites throughout the season, the Bills’ post-season was short lived after a disappointing 27-10 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round.


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