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Broncos confirm Peyton Manning will practice on Thursday

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After news broke that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning missed practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, we reported that Manning would practice Thursday and play Sunday.

After practice, coach John Fox said the same thing.  About Thursday, at least.

“He’ll practice tomorrow,” Fox told reporters.  “This is a little rest time that we thought was well-needed, along with [Wes] Welker, Eric Decker, and a few guys.”

Fox didn’t know when the injury happened, and he declined to say which ankle is injured.

“I don’t have to tell you that,” Fox said, laughing.

Manning also was laughing when he declined to talk about the injury.

“I know the government is shut down right now but I still firmly believe in HIPAA and so I will refer all questions to the injury report,” Manning told reporters.  (Peyton likely knows the government isn’t shut down, the same way Vontae Davis knows he wasn’t preparing for Tom Brady last week.)

Manning also said he’ll practice Thursday, but he stopped short of declaring that he’ll play.

Assuming he’ll play, there’s likely little concern the injury will affect him, given Fox’s take on whether the injury impaired Peyton against the Colts.

“He threw for 350 [yards], high 90 quarterback rating,” Fox said.  “So I guess my answer to that would be no.”

And that’s the point that continues to get lost in the aftermath of Sunday night’s game.  Even with the Colts holding down the Broncos, Denver still scored 33 points — and Peyton Manning still had a strong night.

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14 Responses to “Broncos confirm Peyton Manning will practice on Thursday”
  1. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    Irsay will take credit for this.

  2. andrewlucksneard says: Oct 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Well his arm sure wasn’t “strong”…every ball he threw over 20 yards was weak…he either under threw the go pattern or left the ball well inside the sideline…18 showed his true nature in the post game presser by getting snippy when questioned about his “wobbly” passes…and Jim Irsay played a mind game with him very well by opening the roof and window on a cool night…as I keep saying…wait until January and the cold…the arm is dead and the playoffs will prove it…again

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 23, 2013 8:25 PM

    Top 5 QBs in Professional Football – Robert Griffin the 3rd, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton and Drew Brees. In that order.

  4. sGoDonkos says: Oct 23, 2013 8:32 PM

    injury occurred on rober mathis’ second sack. manning grabs his right ankle afterwards.

  5. GenXJay says: Oct 23, 2013 9:06 PM

    Peyton will audible the ankle.

  6. nfl4life77 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:17 PM

    4:56 in the 3rd quarter. It was his right ankle

  7. jbaxt says: Oct 23, 2013 9:28 PM

    Practicing throwing spirals?

  8. bospat says: Oct 23, 2013 9:43 PM

    big game, choke simple check the record

  9. duncanthecat says: Oct 23, 2013 10:55 PM

    If Payton wasn’t mobile before the injury now he can probably be considered immobile. Problems at the Tackle position just got BIGGER.

    Tough game this Sunday.

  10. hellfrozeovr says: Oct 23, 2013 11:15 PM

    When does Miller and Bailey return?

  11. raaz227httr says: Oct 23, 2013 11:26 PM

    That ankle better be in tip top shape ’cause #98 and #91 coming for you Sunday!

  12. usdiveteam says: Oct 24, 2013 6:14 AM

    4 of your top 5 are from Texas, so I like the list but don’t agree. Lol

  13. uncletuna says: Oct 24, 2013 7:31 AM

    Fox is supposed to be a defensive guru and yet he couldn’t bring home the defensive performance to complement Manning’s offense…

  14. jjackwagon says: Oct 24, 2013 12:52 PM

    Sounds like the “Gales of November” have come early for Peyton this year.

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