Manning suffered both sprains, including a high ankle sprain, against Jacksonville on October 13th. He sustained the first injury in the first offensive play against the Jaguars. The four-time MVP received the second sprain when he was hit low by Jacksonville's Jason Babin.
The high ankle sprain was aggravated during last Sunday's loss against the Colts, when Manning was sacked by former teammate Robert Mathias. On the game tape Manning was seen grabbing his lower leg right above his right ankle.
Podiatrist to the stars, Dr. Robert Anderson of North Carolina, reviewed the scans of the injuries, and he confirmed the high ankle sprain. He did however say that the injury was not severe.
As we blogged on Friday, Manning missed practice on Wednesday and returned to practice Thursday. KCNC's Tom Helmer said Sunday morning on CBS Sport Network's The Other Pregame Show that Manning's "100 percent."
"It was a minor ankle injury. He's fine, he's 100 percent. When you talked to players on Thursday about how Manning's ankle responded (to treatment) when he returned to practice, they looked at you almost like you were nuts. It wasn't that big of a deal," Helmer said.
He took painkillers during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. In Sunday's game he went 30 for 44 for 354 yards with four touchdowns in the team's 45-21 come from behind victory. He also contributed three interceptions and one fumble.
Fortunately for Manning, the team has a bye this week.
References: ESPN and CBS Sports
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