Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel confirmed Thursday that he underwent a second surgery on his left knee earlier this month.
Manuel said he is still rehabbing, but feels he has effectively put the knee problems of 2013 behind him.
"The knee injury feels a lot better now," Manuel told reporters in the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, site of the media center for Super Bowl XXVIII. "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 the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings last 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."
Manuel suffered three separate knee injuries during his rookie season, limiting him to 10 games.
Manuel said he 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.
By The Sports Xchange
Publish Date: January 30, 2014 03:53:57 PM
Bills' Manuel confirms he had knee surgery
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