It’s a double-dose of bad news for the Buffalo Bills today. Not only did they lose to the Jaguars this morning in London, but they’ve likely lost linebacker Matt Milano for the rest of the season.
Milano left today’s game with an injury and was seen with an air cast on his right leg later. “I know it’s not looking too good right now,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott said after the game when talking about Milano’s prognosis.
Bills Likely Without Matt Milano for the Rest of the Season
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Milano suffered a fractured leg, and is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury in today’s loss. Buffalo will run an MRI to confirm, but there is a belief that Milano tore his ACL as well.
A devastating injury to Milano, who has 30 tackles and two interceptions for the Bills through their first five games of the season. Buffalo chose to keep Milano over Tremaine Edmunds this offseason, allowing Edmunds to enter free agency and eventually sign with the Chicago Bears.
Milano joins Buffalo cornerback Tre-Davious White who tore his ACL last week against the Miami Dolphins as key pieces on the defensive side of the ball who will miss the rest of the year.
Milano was a star in Buffalo’s win over the Miami Dolphins last week and one of the main reasons that they were able to slow down Miami’s offensive attack (which has more yards through the first five weeks of the season than any other team in NFL history).