Von Miller ruled out for season with ACL tear

The veteran defensive end had surgery on Tuesday
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Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - Buffalo Bills star pass rusher Von Miller has been ruled out for the rest of the 2022 season after it was determined he did have a torn ACL after having exploratory surgery on Tuesday in Texas.

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Head coach Sean McDermott opened his weekly media briefing on Wednesday with the breaking news.

As NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport laid out on Wednesday, the initial MRI and other images done on Miller's knee did not adequately show a torn ACL. The original plan for surgery was to reposition the lateral meniscus that had moved into another channel, while also cleaning up cartilage damage to the injured knee.

It wasn't until the surgery on Tuesday when they discovered the ACL torn. When they went in on the surgery, doctors had reportedly found significant enough ACL damage that required repair.

Miller had also torn the ACL in the same knee back in 2013 while with the Denver Broncos.

McDermott also announced on Wednesday that linebacker Matt Milano is day-to-day with, what he called, a "leg/knee" injury and did not practice. In addition, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips also did not practice with a shoulder injury.

Left tackle Dion Dawkins, however, returned to practice after missing last week's win over the New England Patriots with an ankle injury.

The Bills are preparing to play the New York Jets on Sunday at Highmark Stadium.

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