The latest injury update on Josh Allen is a mixed bag for the Buffalo Bills. The quarterback seems to have avoided a serious injury that would force him to miss a large chunk of the 2022 season, but his ability to play in the immediate future remains up in the air.

Allen is believed to be dealing with a UCL sprain, and it's an injury that Allen can likely play through, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Buffalo is expected to limit Allen in practice this week before the Bills decide if the quarterback can play against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

"We're just going through it, still evaluating it, and we'll see where it goes," Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters Monday. "I'll know more in the next 24 hours and then probably be able to check in with [the media] back on Wednesday."

Allen dealt with a similar injury as a rookie in the 2018 season. The quarterback missed four games.

Bills receiver Stefon Diggs sent out a tweet Tuesday that simply said "Rejoice," leading fans to believe that Buffalo received good news regarding Allen. If Allen only misses one game and can return to his MVP-caliber form, the injury could be a small hiccup on the way to the franchise's first-ever championship.

Through eight games, Allen ranks fourth in the league with 2,403 passing yards and second with 19 passing touchdowns. Allen leads the No. 1 offense in the NFL.

The Bills opened as heavy favorites against the Vikings. Minnesota enters Week 10 with only one loss and a better record than Buffalo.

Allen suffered the injury in Buffalo's Week 9 loss against the New York Jets. The defeat cut the Bills' lead atop the AFC East to a half-game.

The Jets have a bye in Week 10. If Allen is unable to play and Minnesota defeats Buffalo, the Bills and Jets will be tied with the same 6-3 record. New York owns the tiebreaker over Buffalo.

A win for the Miami Dolphins and a loss for the Bills Sunday would drop Buffalo to third place in the division. The Bills currently have the No. 1 seed and a first-round playoff bye.

The Bills have been the Super Bowl favorites for the entire season.

Odafe Oweh, Josh Allen
Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after being hit by Odafe Oweh #99 of the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrick Smith/Getty Images