Josh Allen is being shut down.
The Bills quarterback won’t start Sunday against the Colts after suffering a ulnar collateral ligament injury to his right elbow in a Week 6 loss to the Texans, ESPN reported.
The report noted the injury is “not considered major at this time,” but the team has no intention to rush him back before he’s fully healthy. The Bills also sent his MRI to a noted orthopedist specialist for a second opinion before determining the next step in his rehabilitation and a timeline for his return.
Allen remained in Sunday’s game for one play before heading to the sideline and being replaced by backup Nathan Peterman, who threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, including one that was returned for Houston’s game-winning touchdown.
Allen, 22, has thrown for 832 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 155 yards and three scores in his rookie season.
The Colts are slated to host the Bills at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.