Last nights stellar performance by EJ Manuel left the rookie quarterback with swelling in his knee and an MRI revealed that he will have to undergo a minor procedure to correct it. Kevin Elliot is also out for the remainder of the season as he tore his ACL. Coach Doug Marrone in a team statement said:
“EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff. An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time. Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend’s game at Washington. Additionally, wide receiver Kevin Elliott has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.”
What that exactly means as to how long this procedure will keep Manuel off the field is unclear, and with Kolb’s lackluster performance against the Vikings starting defense this is not at all good news for Buffalo. Kevin Kolb has already been named the starter against Washington next Saturday, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Jeff Tuel get some snaps against a teams defensive starters. If this is a true quarterback competition like Marrone says it is then Jeff deserves a shot at showing what he can do against first string players. What do you guys think about this?