Bills linebacker Matt Milano out against Jaguars with knee injury


LONDON — Bills linebacker Matt Milano suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of Buffalo’s 25-20 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Milano was injured on third-and-6 from the Bills’ 10-yard line on the Jaguars’ second possession. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw an incomplete pass to wide receiver Christian Kirk in the end zone, and defensive tackle Ed Oliver scored early The pressure was applied, and then multiple Bills defenders came up to try and bring Lawrence down. Milano was one of those defenders who came late and fell on top of a bunch of players. He was visibly shaken after the game and his athletic trainer had to support him from the sidelines. He was then carried from the sideline to the locker room.

Defensive end Leonard Floyd and Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little were also injured in the game. Floyd was able to return. Returning from a knee injury was no question.

Rookie Dorian Williams joins Milan and is considered one of the best linebackers in the NFL. Last season, he was named to the All-Pro First Team and made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. The 29-year-old Milan has 27 tackles, 1 interception and 2 passes defended this season. During the offseason, the Bills signed him to a two-year contract extension until 2026.

Milano’s injury is one of many for the Bills defense. Starting defensive end Greg Rousseau (foot), defensive end Shaq Lawson (toe) and starting cornerback Christian Benford (shoulder) all sat out. Defensive tackle Daquan Jones is doubtful to return due to a pectoral muscle injury, and defensive end Kingsley Jonathan is also injured.

The Bills lost cornerback Tre’Davious White for the season last week with a torn right Achilles tendon.

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