An otherwise slow Wednesday afternoon got a lot more interesting with the news that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning missed practice with an ankle injury.
Per a league source, it’s no big deal.
Manning, per the source, will return to practice on Thursday and play on Sunday against the Redskins.
While Manning’s absence raises eyebrows and, for Broncos fans, heart rates, it’s no different than the usual absences from players during the middle of the season. For Manning, a looming bye week after Sunday’s game against Washington will give him extra time to heal up.