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EJ Manuel leaves game with apparent right knee injury

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The Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills have now both seen their starting quarterbacks leave Thursday night’s game with apparent knee injuries.

The Browns lost Brian Hoyer in the first quarter to a knee injury that head coach Rob Chudzinski fears includes torn knee ligaments. Bills starter EJ Manuel went down midway through the third quarter. Both injuries happened on scrambles by the quarterbacks.

Manuel had spun away from pressure from the Browns defense and run for 14 yards and a first down on a 3rd and 8 play. Manuel didn’t slide and was hit by Tashaun Gipson on his way out-of-bounds directly on his right knee. Manuel has since been looked at by the training staff and has taken to riding a stationary bicycle on the sidelines.

Manuel was replaced by rookie undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel, who managed to finish off the scoring drive for the Bills. After a pass interference call against Cleveland, Fred Jackson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Bills a 24-17 lead.

UPDATE 10:46 p.m. ET: The Bills announced that Manuel is doubtful to return to the game.

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20 Responses to “EJ Manuel leaves game with apparent right knee injury”
  1. rycoem says: Oct 3, 2013 10:40 PM

    Entire Bills team is fragile

  2. icemamba says: Oct 3, 2013 10:48 PM

    Just saw him limping into the locker room. Just when the Bills finally got their franchise QB /smh

  3. graphicwolfart says: Oct 3, 2013 10:48 PM

    Here comes Josh freeman off waivers

  4. gnrfan8804 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:52 PM


  5. dkampling says: Oct 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    Hahaha, same day the Bucs release Freeman… I’d be afraid if I was suiting up at noon on Sunday, who’s next?

  6. billsfan1 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    sounds about right.. sigh

  7. darkneptune73 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    The game to end it all, literally.

  8. dannyreneau says: Oct 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    Damn. Two good kids starting to inject some much neededlife into their respective franchises. Hopefully neither injury is as serious as it could be. EJ looks like he could be okay or at least short term. Their fans have had it rough.

  9. nflgiant says: Oct 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    It looks bad,hope he is O.K.

  10. securb2013 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    Josh Freeman hits the lottery

  11. eatitfanboy says: Oct 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    Did anyone else catch Mayock telling the story of Chris Hogan, a first year player out of Monmouth who was nicknamed “7-11” in Bills camp this summer because he was “always open”?

    Cool story, bro. Except for the fact the Hogan is in his third year out of college and earned the nickname 7-11 in training camp last summer with the MIAMI DOLPHINS.

    Other than that, you got it right.

  12. arlingtonsynn says: Oct 3, 2013 11:41 PM

    This Browns team is really starting to remind me of the Indians from the movie Major League.

  13. wideright91 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:48 PM

    Josh Freeman will be in town tomorrow.

  14. immafubared says: Oct 4, 2013 12:05 AM

    Ya the age of the running QB. One thing for sure it will save your high paid running backs a lot of wear and tear on their ACL’s.

  15. immafubared says: Oct 4, 2013 12:06 AM

    I remember the old days when the coaches would tell the QB if you dare run with the ball your benched. We have people who we pay to run with the ball and it ain’t you.

  16. dreamzilla says: Oct 4, 2013 1:17 AM

    josh freeman anyone???? and i am not a Bills fan either

  17. fsstnotch says: Oct 4, 2013 8:26 AM

    Looked exactly like the hit RGIII took last year that ended his season. Time to call Josh Freeman!

  18. moagecu says: Oct 4, 2013 8:33 AM

    at no point was he on his way out of bounds. he tried to stay in and got hit.

  19. shaymoney1 says: Oct 4, 2013 9:20 AM

    Bills have to sign another backup QB, perhaps Josh Freeman..perhaps anyone other than Tuel!

  20. pftfan says: Oct 4, 2013 9:31 AM

    icemamba says: Oct 3, 2013 10:48 PM

    Just saw him limping into the locker room. Just when the Bills finally got their franchise QB /smh


    A QB drafted in the first round does not a franchise QB make.

    See: Jamarcus, Ponder, Sanchez, Gabbert, Leinart, etc…

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