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The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns played a surprisingly thrilling football game Thursday night, and both were forced to do so with their backup quarterbacks under center.
Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer was the first starter to go down, leaving the game with a knee injury just four minutes in after an awkward hit from Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso.
The Browns fear that the former Patriots backup, who had won both of his starts entering Thursday, suffered torn knee ligaments on the hit, according to NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan. He will undergo an MRI on Friday.
Buffalo then lost its signal caller midway through the third when EJ Manuel took a shoulder to the right knee along the sideline and did not return. Jeff Tuel entered for the Bills, but he could not outduel Brandon Weeden, who shook off a rocky start to complete 13 of 24 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown in what turned out to be a 37-24 win for Cleveland.
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Today during a press conference with Doug Marrone the Bills fans, and organization made a huge SIGH. Buffalo Bills @buffalobills11m Doug Marrone: EJ Manuel has an LCL sprain that does not require surgery. Expected to return in a few weeks. Manuel was hurt last night and is expected to miss a week or two, while Stevie […]
Bills need to be careful, same injury RG3 had before tearing his ACL.
Remember RG3 original injury? Yep, LCL. @mikerodak Marrone says Manuel has LCL injury. Will not require surgery. Might be out a few weeks.
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) October 4, 2013
Re:Manuel. Very similar mechanism to RG3 original injury (hit to the knee on a scramble). Concern is postlat (outside back...
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The hit was fine.
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