The football-following world got a surprise on Thursday, when Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning missed practice with an ankle injury.
On Thursday, Manning was back. As expected.
Manning fully participated in practice despite the ankle injury. Per a league source, the injury originally happened not against the Colts but the prior Sunday, against the Jaguars.
Peyton remains on track to play on Sunday against Washington. He’ll then have the bye week to rest it further.
All other Broncos who missed practice on Wednesday returned, with the exception of cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) and guard Chris Kuper (ankle).
Perhaps the best news for the Broncos is that right tackle Orlando Frankly, who missed Sunday’s game at Indy with an ankle injury, was able to practice on a limited basis.