Bills first round QB E.J. Manuel to undergo Knee Surgery
Big news out of Buffalo today as the team announced that their first round pick, QB EJ Manuel will need surgery and will miss at least the remainder of the preseason.
This comes as a surprise to many, as it seemed Manuel had taken a step ahead of Kevin Kolb as the starting quarterback after his impressive performance in the teams second preseason game.
Manuel was the only quarterback drafted in the first round in April and has taken the majority of the first team reps as Kevin Kolb was out with an injury himself.
In Friday’s preseason game against the Vikings where he injured the knee, he had completed 10-of-12 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more on this as it becomes available.
Update: The team has released a statement, where they also revealed WR Kevin Elliot suffered a season-ending ACL tear.
“EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff. 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. Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend’s game at Washington. Additionally, wide receiver Kevin Elliott has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.”
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