Bills training camp: Kevin Kolb injures left knee

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb left training camp practice on Saturday with a left knee injury - which he suffered after slipping on a rubber mat walking between practice fields. (Yes, seriously.)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb injured his left knee at training camp practice on Saturday morning, and did so in a rather unconventional manner.

Multiple reporters on scene indicate that while Kolb was moving between practice fields during the individual portion of practice, he slipped on a rubber mat and hurt the knee. Trainers examined the knee on the field, according to WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, and Kolb then removed his pads and headed into the locker room with help from head athletic trainer Bud Carpenter.

After practice, Bills head coach Doug Marrone called Kolb "day to day" and said that the quarterback had simply bumped his knee. He also told Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News (via Capaccio) that the injury is not serious.

Needless to say, Kolb was not happy about the development. John Wawrow of the Associated Press offers more details:

As he ran, Kolb slipped on a wet rubber mat and stumbled awkwardly at the Bills training camp facility in suburban Rochester on Saturday. Though he did not fall, he had trouble standing and put his arm around the shoulder of head trainer Bud Carpenter. Kolb then tossed down his helmet in frustration, before sitting down on the field.

Aside from Marrone's update, there isn't a clear indication yet on how serious the injury might be. It's unfortunate news for the oft-injured Kolb, as he's currently in a battle for the team's starting quarterback job with rookie EJ Manuel - and by all accounts, Manuel has an early lead in that race. Even if Kolb only misses today's practice, he's potentially losing ground in that battle; naturally, if he's out for longer, that battle looks much different.

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