Tonawanda News


November 7, 2013

Manuel's return provides Bills a boost


Tonawanda News — Manuel is defensive when it comes to answering questions about his running style. He went so far as to describe his latest injury as “a freak accident.”

“If I lifted my knee up a half-inch more it wouldn’t have been a problem,” he said.

Manuel added it hasn’t been yet determined whether he’ll play with a protective brace.


In other Bills news from Wednesday, Coach Marrone doesn’t believe receiver Robert Woods will be able play at Pittsburgh this weekend because of a sore left ankle.

Marrone provided the update after the rookie missed practice Wednesday. Marrone was a little more optimistic about the chances of rookie receiver Marquise Goodwin’s chances of playing after he missed practice with a strained hamstring.

Marrone said Goodwin was expected to return to practice on a limited basis on Thursday.

Both receivers were hurt in a 23-13 loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

Woods, a second-round pick, was hurt late in the third quarter, when he tumbled out of bounds attempting to make a catch. He has 26 catches for 349 yards and two touchdowns.

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