Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been re-writing the NFL record book in the first few weeks of the regular season, throwing the ball at a torrid pace. Manning missed a practice this week as it was reported he was dealing with an ankle injury. This morning, it was reported that Manning has injury issues with both ankles.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting on Twitter that Manning is dealing with high ankle sprains in both ankles. “Both of P. Manning’s ankles are sprained, including a high right ankle sprain aggravated by Robert Mathis’ 2nd sack. Pain killer today.”
Anyone that watched the game between the Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts noticed how Manning struggled to pass the ball down the field after being sacked by Mathis. He was not as sharp as he had been earlier this season and several of his passes fluttered going down the field.
Manning faces a Washington Redskins defensive line that features Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo coming off the edges. He will need his offensive line to step up this afternoon. This injury should not have a serious impact on Manning’s fatasy value this afternoon as he throws against one of the worse secondaries in the NFL and a defense allowing 389 yards per game.
The good news for Manning and the Broncos is that the team has a bye heading into week nine. High ankle sprains are typically a lingering injury, so this could be an issue Manning will have to deal with for several weeks.