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Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron Suffers Broken Collarbone

A Buffalo Bills helmet sitting on a bench.

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A Buffalo Bills helmet sits on the bench before the game against the New York Jets at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills quarterback controversy took a bad turn on Friday night. Free agent signee AJ McCarron suffered a significant injury that will sideline him for several weeks.

McCarron suffered a hairline fracture to his right collarbone. The injury will sideline McCarron for several weeks, but no exact timeline was given.

The former Alabama quarterback took a hit from the 2017 No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett, during the Bills' win over Cleveland. He stayed in for a few more plays before eventually leaving the game.

Initially diagnosed with a shoulder injury, McCarron reportedly received worse news after the game. According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, McCarron broke his collarbone.

McCarron signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bills ahead of the 2018 season. Buffalo moved up to select quarterback Josh Allen in the 2018 draft with the No. 7 overall selection.

It looks like he'll battle Nate Peterman for the starting job.