REPORTS: Allen suffered ulnar collateral ligament injury, will not start Sunday

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is check on after he was injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Josh Allen suffered an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament, ESPN’s Chris Mortenson reported Monday night.

Allen was injured in the third quarter of the Bills’ 20-13 loss to the Texans, sandwiched in between Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus, whose helmet struck the quarterback on the elbow.

On Monday, head coach Sean McDermott said the rookie quarterback was “week-to-week.”

“We’re going to take it one day at a time right now,” McDermott said.  “It’s week-to-week, the way we’re listing him, and we’re just going to take it one day at a time.”

Allen will not start on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Along with that statement, Russini also cited sources in saying Allen will miss weeks of play.

Nathan Peterman entered for Allen and threw a 16-yard touchdown to Zay Jones to put the Bills ahead 13-10, before throwing two costly interceptions, including a pick-six in the final minutes of Sunday’s loss.

When asked if all options were on the table in terms of which of the three quarterbacks could start Sunday in Indianapolis, McDermott said “at this point, yeah.”

While he called newly signed veteran Derek Anderson a work in progress, McDermott added the quarterback is “working hard” to get up to speed with the playbook and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

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