Early prognosis for QB Josh Allen’s shoulder injury is sprained AC joint

Love him or hate him, Wyoming QB Josh Allen will be one of the big-name passers available for quarterback-needy teams in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. On Saturday, Allen’s immediate NFL future was put on hold after he suffered what appeared to be a significant shoulder injury.

His mother took to Facebook to update fans on his status:

It appears Allen isn’t completely out of the woods yet. This is the kind of injury that could force his hand into returning for a senior season instead of entering the draft process as damaged goods.

Allen’s completed 141-of-251 passes for 1,658 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions so far this year. He hasn’t enjoyed the kind of season his eye-popping physical traits suggest he’s capable of, but he doesn’t have much help at the skill positions around him.

Allen is part of a cluster of quarterbacks jockeying for best in class, including USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph.