Josh Allen in Walking Boot After Injury vs. Bucs; Bills QB Reportedly Will Have MRI

Adam WellsDecember 13, 2021

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen plays against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
AP Photo/Wade Payne

As the Buffalo Bills look to make a playoff push, all eyes are on quarterback Josh Allen's left leg.

Allen sported a walking boot following Sunday's 33-27 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Matthew Bové @Matt_Bove

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It's not clear what the exact nature of the injury is, however. The good news for Buffalo fans, though, is that the signal-caller doesn't appear to be overly concerned.

"I finished the game on it, so I don't think it's a big deal," Allen told reporters after the game.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported Allen will undergo an MRI on Monday:

Chris Mortensen @mortreport

Bills QB Josh Allen will have MRI on left foot and ankle Monday after his courageous performance in the OT loss to the Bucs.<br>The Bills are hopeful but expect Mitchell Trubisky to get some reps in practice as they have vital 4-game run to finish season, starting w Panthers.

Allen completed 36 of 54 pass attempts for 308 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, adding 109 yards and a score on the ground as well. With Allen leading the way, Buffalo overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to force overtime.

Allen was hampered by injuries early in his NFL career. The fourth-year quarterback sat out four games in 2018 with an elbow injury he suffered in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

During a Week 4 loss to the New England Patriots in 2019, he suffered a concussion when Jonathan Jones delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit. The California native cleared concussion protocol and was able to return for Buffalo's next game against the Tennessee Titans.

The 2020 season was a revelation for Allen, who turned into an MVP candidate. He threw for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns while completing 69.2 percent of his attempts to lead the Bills to a division title and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game.

After a slow start this season, Allen got back on track in a big way in Week 3 with 358 passing yards and four touchdowns in a 43-21 win over the Washington Football Team. He's up to 3,524 yards, 28 touchdowns and 11 interceptions through 13 games.

Buffalo (7-6) awaits further testing to see the severity of the injury. Should Allen have to miss time, backup Mitchell Trubisky would be next in line under center.