The Denver Broncos had a fairly easy time of dispatching divisional foe San Diego this afternoon in their final tune up prior to a pretty brutal three-game stretch in their schedule. After knocking off the Chargers 28-20 this afternoon, the Broncos now look ahead to hosting the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs next week and then two road games against the New England Patriots and another matchup against the Chiefs. What’s weighing on the mind’s of the Denver coaching staff looking ahead, is the health of QB Peyton Manning.
Playing without their head coach John Fox, the Broncos failed to score at least 30 points for the first time this season but Manning’s assault on the record books continues. Manning had admitted that he was suffering from injury issues to both ankles in their last game before the bye last week, but he could have a new injury to deal with.
Just around the 2 minute warning in the fourth quarter this afternoon, Manning was rolled up on by Chargers DT Corey Liuget. Liuget wrapped up both of Manning’s ankles and he was slammed to the ground. When he got up, he was limping noticeably and it appeared he had some soreness in his knee.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Manning admitted that he will be undergoing an MRI on Monday. “I’m pretty sore. They kind of got me twice in that lower area…..get an MRI tomorrow and will know more then.”
Denver can ill-afford to be without Manning for any period of time, especially in the next three weeks.