Officially, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. But Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio says probable doesn’t really capture just how certain the team is that Manning will play.
“They don’t have a definite category on there, or I would check it off. . . . He’s ready to go, and as a team we’re ready to go,” Del Rio said, via ESPN.com.
Manning was reportedly already struggling with ankle injuries before Sunday’s game against the Chargers, and he hobbled off the field at the end of the game after San Diego defensive lineman Corey Liuget hit him in the ankle.
Liuget was not fined for that hit, which won’t make Manning or Del Rio happy, considering that Manning appeared to be complaining to the officials afterward, and Del Rio said he wanted the league office to review the hit. But while Manning may not be 100 percent as he tries to avoid Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Dontari Poe on Sunday, he will be out there.