Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning returning to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session with a foot injury. Coach Gary Kubiak had a positive assessment of Peyton’s performance.
“He did good,” Kubiak told reporters. “He was limited in what he did. He took a lot of the early portions of practice. He went through all of the things that we do in walk through. He did them full speed so that we could get all of our checks and all of those things, but he looked fine. Hopefully we’ll do more tomorrow and see where he is. He’s feeling better today.”
Kubiak was asked whether he’d consider resting Peyton on Sunday to allow the foot to heal.
“If he can play, if he can go out and do all the things that he normally does, we need him to lead our football team,” Kubiak said. “I would say [that for] every player. We want to be at full strength in everything that we do, but at the same time, if you think a guy can’t go out there and do the job that he normally does, you make the decision accordingly regardless of who the player is.”
The Broncos made the decision to list Manning on the injury report with the sore foot because he didn’t practice — and because he received treatment on the foot. In response to Wednesday’s item, which questioned the team’s prior failure to disclose that Manning’s foot, which had been sore for a few weeks, was injured, the Broncos told PFT that he had not previously been listed because he had not previously received treatment on the foot.