Making his way through radio row at the Super Bowl Thursday, EJ Manuel confirmed to SiriusXM NFL Radio this afternoon and local reporters that he had a minor knee procedure shortly after the season ended. He’s still rehabbing, but feels he’s effectively put the knee problems of 2013 behind him.
“The knee injury feels a lot better now,” Manuel said. “I’ve got everything resolved and behind me. It was a minor procedure. I’m glad I got it done and kind of put it past me. With the rehab and things like that I’ll be back to full strength and I don’t think it’ll bother me.”
Manuel said the injury that required the procedure was the one he suffered in Week 15 at Jacksonville. It was the second one he had coming off his rookie season with the first needed after the knee injury during the preseason game against Minnesota back in August.
“It was a meniscus tear,” he said. “That’s everything I got taken care of so now I have a clean slate. I don’t have to worry about it.”
Moving forward Manuel intends to wear a knee brace every week next season.
“I’ll probably have to wear a brace from here on out,” he said. “Around the league guys wear one. (Andrew) Luck wears one, Peyton (Manning) wears one on that front leg. When you have some defenders come down on you, you don’t want to have to risk getting whatever type of knee injury. I’ll have a brace, but it won’t inhibit me still being able to take off and run.”
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