Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning suffered a re-aggravation of his previously injured right ankle. Manning originally suffered a high ankle sprain to his right ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars approximately one month ago. According to Albert Breer:
Peyton Manning’s injury is believed to be, in essence, a simple aggravation of the ankle problem he’s fought thru the last few weeks. …
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 11, 2013
Injury Outlook: This injury should not and more than likely won’t cost Manning any time, especially if you believe interim head coach Jack Del Rio:
Jack Del Rio on Peyton Manning; “He’ll definitely play this week.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2013
Manning had an MRI on his ankle on Monday that confirmed that he did not suffer any more damage to the already sprained ankle. Manning will more than likely get a lot of rest and treatment this week, but he is the type of guy that will want to be out there taking as many snaps as possible with the first team in order to stay in sync heading into a huge divisional matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This is absolutely something Manning will be able to play through, as they’ll spend this week calming down any lingering inflammation and decrease his pain levels as much as possible in order to allow him to be as comfortable as he can be. At the end of the day, Manning isn’t going to be running out of the pocket and isn’t exactly known for his wheels, so this shouldn’t be much of a hinderance to him.
The only issue that could present itself is difficulty pushing off his back (right) foot when going to pass the ball, which could lead to a decrease in zip on the ball. However, the fact that he’s already been through this once this season and didn’t miss a beat leads me to believe that he’ll be just fine this week and the rest of the season.