Bills QB EJ Manuel last week suffered a knee injury that was believed to be minor. It is now known that the injury is serious enough to hold him out at least a week.
EJ Manuel missed the first matchup with the Miami Dolphins back in Week 7 with a sprained LCL in his right knee. Now it appears that a sprained left knee, which was initially seen as minor, will keep him out this Sunday against those same Dolphins.
“The situation with EJ is this; after I talked to you guys Monday there was swelling on the knee,” said Marrone. “We were not able to get that swelling to respond with the treatments the way we wanted. We went out there today, I think you saw, you saw him where he’s able to throw the ball in the pocket, but the stability in that knee with the swelling, he does not have the escapability or the ability to run after the fake or zone read or those type of things that we feel is important for us to win.-BuffaloBills.com
Thad Lewis will start in the place of the injured rookie. Lewis also started in the Bills’ last game against the Dolphins that Manuel missed due to a sprained LCL, a 23-21 Bills victory.