There have already been a number of major injuries across the NFL in just over a week of training camp.
The Miami Dolphins’ Super Bowl ambitions were dashed when star cornerback Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury that necessitated surgery, while Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had to be assisted off the field last week after suffering a calf injury.
Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills’ standout quarterback, endured an injury scare on Monday and commented on how it affected him later, according to Andrew Siciliano.
Josh Allen on getting banged up on a trick play Monday: “I got the wind knocked out of me pretty good there. I woke up the next morning the next two mornings and said, ‘Damn, it feels like I played in a game.'”
Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 3, 2023
After a poor first two years in the league, Allen has grown into one of the game’s greatest quarterbacks during the last three seasons, and he is a threat with both his arm and his legs.
Last season, he threw for 4,283 yards and 35 touchdowns while also rushing for 762 yards and seven scores.
The Bills, who were widely regarded as the favorites to win the Super Bowl before the 2022 season began, were cruising along and winning games in bunches until safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during a late-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Perhaps it sucked the air out of their balloon, as they were routed by the Bengals in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
There has been some conjecture that Allen and Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs are at odds, but Allen has dismissed those claims.
The Bills are hoping Diggs can overcome his resentment and help them win their first Super Bowl in approximately six months.