Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in obvious pain on Sunday afternoon after being hit low in the final minutes against the San Diego Chargers. As it turns out, Manning had aggravated a high ankle sprain that he suffered when the team took on the Jacksonville Jaguars a few weeks ago.
From ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Peyton Manning aggravated right high ankle sprain he originally suffered against Jacksonville. Expected to play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2013
The good news is obviously that Manning is expected to play next weekend against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
Of course, the bad news is that the Chiefs will be bringing the pressure early and often.
Denver’s offensive line will need to severely step up their game and protect Manning if they want to keep him healthy for the final stretch of the season, and they better start to get things together fast or their immobile quarterback could be in serious danger of further injury next Sunday.