Von Miller gets some love from his former teammate on Thanksgiving after an injury scare.
The Buffalo Bills edge-rusher suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Thursday’s win over the Detroit Lions, with some immediate fears it could be serious. As Miller was carted off the field, he received a message from his friend and former Los Angeles Rams teammate Odell Beckham Jr.
Shortly after a petrified Miller was carted from Ford Field on Nov. 24, Beckham took to Twitter to send some love and a prayer for him.
“God please take care of @VonMiller!!! Lay your hands on him, Lord. I ask that it is nothing too serious. I love you brother, pray hard!” Beckham tweeted.
Adding a message to the NFL, Beckham joined the players and health professionals who have called for an end to turf fields, which can be more dangerous to players and have been linked to more serious injuries on the field.
“GET RID OF THE TURF,” he wrote.
Miller was injured almost three minutes from time in the first half, falling awkwardly on the turf after a goal and getting on one knee while being judged by the team coaches. While Miller was initially able to walk off the field under his own power, he was carted into the dressing room for further evaluation and the team ruled him out of the game.
Though there are some initial concerns that Miller may have torn an ACL that NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team could have prevented the worst.
“The initial diagnosis for #Bills star By Miller is a knee sprain, the source said. That would be a good result,” he tweeted. “Nobody has ruled out a more serious injury, but some are hoping. He has an MRI and other tests tomorrow to confirm.”
He is expected to undergo an MRI on Friday to further assess the damage.
Beckham is in the final stages of his own injury rehab after tearing his cruciate ligament in the Super Bowl. He’s expected to make a free agency decision soon, and Miller has worked hard to lobby for him picking the bills.
Miller and Beckham joined the Rams midseason last year and played key roles in the team winning the Super Bowl, though both gave the Rams free reign. Miller was confident that Beckham will back him with the Bills sometime this season.
‘He’s coming to the Bills. He’s coming to the Bills,” Miller said in an October appearance on Richard Sherman’s podcast. “It’s already said and done. He comes the bills. We lost a few listeners, man… When it’s said and done, we know where Odell’s going to start, man.”
But the Bills could lose the race for Beckham. ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys are particularly aggressive in recruiting him. Beckham isn’t expected to make a final decision until sometime after Thanksgiving.