When Buffalo Bills starting quarterback E.J. Manuel went down with a right knee injury in the third quarter of the team’s game on Thursday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo fans had their season flash before their eyes.
However, after an MRI on Friday morning, there is some positive news surrounding the Bills rookie signal-caller.
Unlike Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer who will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, Manuel only suffered a sprained ligament that will sideline him for a few weeks.
From Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun:
Bills coach Doug Marrone announces EJ Manuel has a lateral collateral sprain, no surgery, out a few weeks
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) October 4, 2013
The lack of surgery and knowing Manuel will return near the end of November has to bring a smile to the face of the Bills and their loyal fans, but there is also a nightmare scenario ahead when you remember that undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel could be the man in charge of leading the team.
Things may be getting really ugly in Buffalo.