Inside The Bills

Training plan in place for EJ in offseason

Posted by Chris Brown on December 27, 2013 – 1:01 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Manuel’s knee injury is a sprained LCL, the second such sprain this season. Even though the injury will keep the rookie signal caller from making his 11th start this season, Manuel’s knee problems will not require offseason surgery, and the team already has an offseason training program in place for the quarterback to reduce the odds of such an injury happening in the future.

“It’s an LCL (knee sprain), it’s a non-surgical procedure,” said Marrone. “It’s one that when people have asked me before, do you worry about him being injury prone, out of the three injuries, one we can see from Cleveland. The other two we think that’s an unusual circumstance, kind of like the odds are against me type thing. When we look at that and see it.

“We have a plan for after the season to strengthen both of those knees, to build the muscles around the LCL so the risk factor becomes low, even though LCL injuries are one of the lowest risk injuries in football.”

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