Found August 18, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
PLAYERS: E.J. Manuel
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel was in a heated competition to be the team’s starter Week 1 with veteran signal caller Kevin Kolb. Entering the weekend, it was up in the air who would be under center to open the regular season. However, The Bills announced yesterday that Manuel will undergo “minor” knee surgery, which will sideline him for the remainder of the preseason. Head coach Doug Marrone told reporters – including Mike Wilkening of Pro Football Talk – that Manuel was experiencing swelling in his left knee, prompting an MRI. The scan indicated that the rookie requires a “minor knee procedure,” which will keep him out until the start of the regular season. “EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff,” Marrone said in a statement from the club. “An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time.” While it’s not a sure thing that Kolb now opens the season as the Bills’ starter, it would certainly seem to give him a leg up in the competition considering Manuel won’t be around for the final two preseason games. However, even if Kolb begins the season under center, this could only represent a short-term setback for Manuel. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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