Now that the medical staff has had the time to figure out what was wrong, it has been announced that Johnson has suffered a lumbar strain. Although he suffered an injury, he isn’t expected to miss any time unlike starting quarterback E.J. Manuel.
Buffalo Bills Twitter posted the following Tweet.
Marrone: #Bills WR Stevie Johnson has a lumbar strain and is not expected to miss time. “Better than expected”
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 4, 2013
After E.J. Manuel’s dismissal from last nights game, this Buffalo offense came to a crawl after going full speed early on in the season. Buffalo is going to need to figure out what they’re going to do with this offense now that Manuel will be out for at least six to eight weeks.
Johnson will start against Week 6 opponent the Cincinnati Bengals. So this team has a lot of time to figure out what they’re going to do with the starting quarterback job and allow Johnson to rest up and rehab the injury while they have the extra time off.
This season Johnson has 20 receptions for 254 receiving yards and two touchdowns.