Miller will miss the remainder of the season, finishing it with eight sacks and one forced fumble.
“Very unfortunate situation for Von, obviously, and our team,” McDermott said. “We care for him, obviously, like we would any player. We know how much this means to him in terms of playing and being with the team. So, we look forward to getting him back — obviously off the field — for the rest of this season. And his leadership. And we’re certainly thinking about him as he recovers here.”
The 33-year-old Miller was injured during Buffalo’s 28-25 win over Detroit on Thanksgiving. The injury occurred on the same knee that required surgery for a torn ACL in January 2014 when Miller played for the Denver Broncos. Miller was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
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Miller, a three-time first-team All-Pro, is in his first season with the Bills after signing a six-year deal worth $120 million in free agency. He spent part of the 2021 season with the Los Angeles Rams, helping them win the Super Bowl.
The Bills (9-3) hold a one-game lead in the AFC East over the Miami Dolphins and have five regular season games remaining, starting with Sunday’s home game against the New York Jets.