In the third quarter of the Buffalo Bills match up against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night football, rookie starting quarterback E.J. Manuel went down with a knee injury. Manuel was unable to return to the game, which led to fellow first-year signal-caller Jeff Tuel finishing out the game, and now we have an early diagnosis.
According to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550, Manuel had some protection on his right knee after the game and the belief is that he has a sprained knee.
EJ Manuel in a big knee brace that keeps him from bending it, but he was walking. Sprained right knee. No timetable yet. #Bills
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) October 4, 2013
The good news is that Manuel was walking on his own and he was even riding the bike on the sidelines in hopes of returning to the game, but the team ultimately decided to take him to the locker room for further medical evaluation.
No one will know the full extent of Manuel’s injury until after he undergoes an MRI on Friday, so we can expect an official update within the next 24 hours.