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Bills’ Milano carted off in London with knee injury

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Bills’ Milano carted off in London with knee injury

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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 sustained the injury on a third-and-6 play from the Bills’ 10-yard line on the Jaguars’ second drive. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw an incomplete pass intended for wide receiver Christian Kirk in the end zone with defensive tackle Ed Oliver applying early pressure and then multiple Bills defenders coming in to try to bring down Lawrence. Milano was among those defenders who came in late, falling on top of a pile of players. After the play, he was visibly shaken up, and athletic trainers had to support him off the field. He was later carted from the sideline to the locker room.

Defensive end Leonard Floyd and Jaguars offensive lineman Walker Little were also injured on the play. Floyd was able to return. Little was questionable to return with a knee injury.

Rookie Dorian Williams came in for Milano, who is considered among the best linebackers in the NFL. He was named First Team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career last season. Milano, 29, has 27 tackles this season, one interception and two passes defended. In the offseason, the Bills signed him to a two-year contract extension that goes through 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) are all inactive. Defensive tackle DaQuan Jones is doubtful to return with a pectoral injury, and defensive end Kingsley Jonathan is also injured.

Last week, the Bills lost cornerback Tre’Davious White for the season with a torn right Achilles.

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