Thursday, January 30, 2014

Manuel putting injuries behind him, embracing brace


E.J. Manuel recently underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in his knee and now insists everything is "resolved."

The Buffalo Bills quarterback is ready to put his injury-riddled rookie season behind him, telling reporters Thursday that he's feeling much better and that the procedure was minor.

"I’m glad I got it done and kind of put it past me," Manuel said, via "With the rehab and things like that I’ll be back to full strength and I don’t think it’ll bother me."

Manuel, who injured the knee three different times -- once prior to the season and twice during, missing six games in the process -- plans on wearing a brace from now on.

"When you have some defenders come down on you, you don’t want to have to risk getting whatever type of knee injury," he said. "I’ll have a brace, but it won’t inhibit me still being able to take off and run."

As important as the brace will be in 2014, his awareness in when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em while running with the football will be even more crucial.

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