"You don't see a whole lot of that in football and the hope is here that this will not be the case with Josh Allen, that it will be something that will keep him out maybe a couple of weeks here but they're hopeful that it is something that will heal," Garafolo said on NFL Up To The Minute.
Allen on Monday was characterized as being week to week by coach Sean McDermott, who wouldn't officially rule him out to play Sunday at Indianapolis. More than likely, that start will go to Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson, who was signed just last week, primarily for the purpose of mentoring Allen.
Meanwhile, Allen is scheduled to see noted physician Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his elbow.
"The hope is that he will just confirm what the initial belief was, which is again, a little bit of rest, a little bit of rehab and then he's back on the field within a couple of weeks," Garafolo said.
Here are other injuries we're tracking Tuesday:
- Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said running back Marshawn Lynch is battling a groin strain and there's concern he could be out several weeks. Gruden added that quarterback Derek Carr (arm) is sore but is thought to be OK, and wide receivers Amari Cooper and Seth Roberts are in the concussion protocol.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport notes Lynch will undergo an MRI on his injured groin, but the strain isn't viewed as something particularly serious given Oakland has a bye this week.
- The Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Mike Hughes on season-ending injured reserve. The rookie tore his ACL this past Sunday.
- The Los Angeles Rams are signing free-agent wide receiver Nick Williams as a placeholder for Cooper Kupp, who's expected to miss at least one game with a knee injury. Williams was most recently with the Tennessee Titans but played for McVay on the Washington Redskins. The Rams parted ways with kicker Cairo Santos, who was added while Greg Zuerlein was sidelined.