Bills QB EJ Manuel injures knee on hit

Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel left the Bills’ game

Thursday night against the Browns with a knee injury, and the team

said his return was doubtful.

Manuel was hit on the right knee by Browns safety Tashaun Gipson

at the end of a 14-yard run. Manuel stayed down in obvious pain and

then walked slowly to the sideline before he was replaced by rookie

backup Jeff Tuel. Manuel tried to get his loose on the sideline,

jogging and riding a stationary bike. Trainers examined his knee

before taking him to the locker room.

Manuel was 11 of 20 for 129 yards.

Earlier, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer went down with a right

knee injury and coach Rob Chudzinski told NFL Network he was

fearful of torn ligaments.