Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (plantar fascia tear) will miss at least the next two weeks, the team announced Tuesday. He had a consultation Monday with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, and his foot will be in a walking cast for at least a week. According to this latest news, the soonest Manning could be back under center would be Dec. 13 at home against the Raiders, although coach Gary Kubiak was non-committal about whether Manning would be the team's starting quarterback when he is medically cleared to play. Brock Osweiler will start again Sunday against the Patriots, and the team is expected to work out former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on Wednesday to add depth.
Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak did not commit to Manning (foot/ribs) when asked Monday if the veteran signal-caller will get his starting job back when/if he is healthy, Mike Klis of 9News reports Kubiak ruled Manning out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, also saying that the team will evaluate its quarterback situation on a week-to-week basis. Manning is clearly in danger of missing time beyond Week 12, and he is visiting with orthopedic foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Manning (foot) will not return for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Manning may have had this one circled on his calendar, but his absence comes as no surprise. There's been no shortage of suggestions that the absence will last multiple weeks, along with speculation that he won't play again this season. It's still too early for any assumptions beyond Week 12, but Brock Osweiler will start Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Manning (foot/ribs) will meet with head coach Gary Kubiak on Monday to discuss the quarterback's plan for the upcoming week, ESPN.com reports. The Broncos have yet to make any kind of announcement, but with Manning still in significant pain, it will be surprising if Brock Osweiler doesn't get at least one more start. The larger question pertains to what the team will do if Osweiler continues to play well and Manning's injury improves. Last week, Manning was ruled out after meeting with Kubiak on Monday. It will be notable if the same thing doesn't happen after this week's meeting.
Manning could miss multiple games because of his foot and ribs injuries, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. An MRI on Manning's ribs came back negative, but the strain is reportedly still very painful. Manning is inactive Sunday against the Bears because of a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, but apparently the rib issue is also a bit serious. Brock Osweiler is starting in his place Sunday, and he is expected to keep the job while Manning remains sidelined.
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