It was rumored that Manning was injured in Sunday's loss against the Indianapolis Colts, and the rumors proved true. Along with other Denver Bronco players Wes Welker, Eric Decker, and Orlando Franklin, Manning did not practice on Wednesday. The quarterback did however practice Thursday with his usual workload.
According to coach John Fox, Manning's ankle injury isn't "serious" and they kept him out of practice on Wednesday to "make sure it gets healed up properly."
Manning was repeatedly hit in his return to Indianapolis and his performance went down after former Colts teammate Robert Mathis creamed Manning for a safety. After the hits Manning underthrew several throws, but bounced back to make several difficult completions.
When asked when he was injured, Manning replied, "I know the government is shut down right now, but I still firmly believe in HIPPA." Oops. Hey Manning? Government's back up.
Thursday Fox almost had a top headline when he read the injury report after practice, "Peyton Manning did not participate." He realized his mistake immediately, and corrected his error, "No, I'm sorry... I was on the wrong day. I'll move over a column. Full [participant]."
Manning took the usual snaps with the starters and is scheduled to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Fox said after practice, "I thought he looked fine."
References: ESPN and NFL
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