November 2, 2018 / 4:50 PM / 9 months ago

Bills QB Allen limited Friday, return near

FILE PHOTO: Oct 14, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball as Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) attempts to make a tackle during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

One day after head coach Sean McDermott forecasted his return, Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen was a limited participant in Friday’s practice, his first in nearly three weeks.

Allen is dealing with an injury to his right elbow. The big right-hander did not require surgery after receiving multiple medical opinions. He is not expected to be available Sunday, when Nathan Peterman could return to the starting role because veteran Derek Anderson (concussion) was hurt in Monday’s loss to the New England Patriots.

“Every night, we kind of re-evaluate where he is, and what we’ll do tomorrow with him. I don’t think it’s too far off in terms of when he’ll start to throw,” McDermott said of Allen on Thursday.

Allen is still considered week-to-week.

The 22-year-old Allen was a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was injured when he took a helmet to the elbow against the Houston Texans.

The 2-6 Bills are preparing to face the Chicago Bears in Orchard Park, N.Y. on Sunday.

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