Peyton Manning held out of Broncos practice with minor ankle injury
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. (Photo: MGNOnline)
DENVER — Peyton Manning was held out of the Denver Broncos’ practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury, the team has confirmed.
According to FOX31 Denver’s Raul Martinez, Manning was out of pads and in sweats at practice Wednesday. Considering Manning also did not throw at the practice, fans on social media spent a good deal of the afternoon expressing concern that the quarterback was dealing with an arm injury.
The team later confirmed Manning suffered a minor ankle injury during Sunday’s 39-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Martinez believes the injury won’t prevent the quarterback playing in this coming Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
Martinez even reported that Manning is expected to be back on the practice field on Thursday.
Remember Manning has been hit pretty hard the last two games. Minor ankle injury is not so bad.—
Raul Martinez (@RaulSports) October 23, 2013
Cornerback Champ Bailey and offensive lineman Orlando Franklin were also held out of Wednesday practice due to injuries. Unlike Manning, it appears more likely that both of those players could be held out against the Redskins.