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E.J. Manuel Out vs. Dolphins, Thad Lewis To Start

Updated: Wednesday, December 18 2013, 09:27 PM EST

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel will not play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

The rookie QB sprained his left knee in Sunday's win against the Jaguars. While the injury is not considered serious, head coach Doug Marrone decided not to risk it.

Marrone said Manuel is expected to be ready for the regular season finale against the Patriots in Week 17.

This is Manuel's third knee injury of the season, second to his left knee. The first came in the preseason and required minor surgery, forcing Manuel out of the Bills final two preseason games. The most serious injury occurred to E.J's right knee in week five, forcing him to miss four weeks.

Thad Lewis will start in Manuel's place. Lewis was under center for the Bills week seven victory against Miami earlier this season.

E.J. Manuel Out vs. Dolphins, Thad Lewis To Start

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