"An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled," Marrone said in the statement. "He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time. Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend's game at (the Washington Redskins)."
The news on Manuel came less than 24 hours after he clearly outplayed Kolb in the Bills' 20-16 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings. Manuel completed 10 of 12 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown, looking comfortable along the way.
The first-round draft pick calmly guided Buffalo's fast-paced offense and showed an ability to get rid of the ball quickly while making smart decisions. Kolb, meanwhile, averaged just over 5 yards per throw and suffered an interception on a tipped pass. Boos rained down inside Ralph Wilson Stadium as Kolb struggled to move the team.
One day later, Buffalo is mired in a tricky situation.
UPDATE: Marrone told reporters Sunday that Manuel underwent his knee procedure that morning in Buffalo.
Marrone added that the Bills will not look to add another quarterback at this time.The Around The League Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.