The Buffalo Bills have been without quarterback Kevin Kolb since he suffered a freak knee injury this weekend slipping on a rubber mat while walking from one practice field to another. There was initially concern regarding the severity of the injury, but it appears Kolb will be back with the Bills sooner than later. In fact, head coach Doug Marrone told reporters -- including Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com -- that he expects Kolb to return to practice Friday night.
“I communicated with Kevin and he said he worked out and did
what he had to do from rehabilitation stand point, so he felt good, really
good,” said Marrone. ”So, again, Kevin is that type of guy to be the
tough kid, so it’s just a matter of when he comes back in, our doctors will
look at him. We’re still planning on him hitting the ground sometime late
tonight and being here sometime tomorrow.”
The Bills kick off their preseason Sunday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts. How much time Kolb sees in the opening exhibition contest -- if any -- will be determined by how he looks during tomorrow's practice and beyond.
In Kolb's absence, first-round pick E.J. Manuel has gotten a lot of snaps with the first-team offense. When Kolb returns, snaps will be shared once again as the Bills attempt to determine who their Week 1 starting signal caller will be.
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