Batman might have to go it alone.
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Even if Miller, who has dubbed the duo "Batman and Robin," does play, he'll be affected, Dumervil said.
"The thumb is crucial," Dumervil said. "I mean, I had a pinkie injury a couple of years ago, and as a rusher, you need your hands. It's very important. But I'm sure he'll fight through it and get healthy soon so we can get him back."
Mario Haggan, one of Miller's mentors, figures to take over the rookie's snaps whenever he's on the sideline. But fellow linebacker Wesley Woodyard is confident Miller won't be in street clothes Sunday.
"I'm sure he'll be able to tough it out and be able to play," Woodyard said of Miller, whose 10.5 sacks are only one shy of Rulon Jones' team record, set in 1980. "For him using his hands rushing the passer, that's something that is going to be really tough for him to get used to. But he's a tough guy, and he'll be able to work through it."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.