Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel suffered a right knee injury last night, and today’s injury updates regarding Manuel seem to paint a cautiously optimistic picture of the severity of Manuel’s injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that E.J. Manuel will undergo an MRI today, and this certainly comes as no surprise. The Bills will learn the true extent of Manuel’s injury following the MRI, and we’ll get more information following today’s tests.
E.J. Manuel was injured in last night’s loss to the Cleveland Browns after taking a helmet to his knee, and he didn’t look too hampered on the sidelines following the injury. The Bills have been extremely cautious (just look back at August) with their first-round pick and QB of the future, so they are most likely simply exercising caution with Manuel in this case as well.
Shortly after the game, the Bills reportedly diagnosed Manuel with a sprained right knee, but the injury doesn’t seem too significant despite the presence of a brace. Manuel almost certainly avoided a major injury, whereas Cleveland Browns fans are holding their breaths on the status of starting quarterback Brian Hoyer, who also suffered a knee injury on a scramble last night. Hoyer’s status is not known at this time, but his injury is more significant; he could even miss the entire season with a torn ACL.
There is virtually no chance that E.J. Manuel suffered an injury of that kind of magnitude, and this MRI will most likely just notify us of how severe Manuel’s sprain is. That will also decided whether or not we see Jeff Tuel get some more game action.