Peyton Manning expects to be fine; despite MRI coming

Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) sits on the turf after injuring his leg during a pass play in the closing minutes of the Broncos win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Manning did not leave the game. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

If the Denver Broncos are going to remain as one of the top teams in the AFC, they are going to need to do a better job at protecting star quarterback Peyton Manning moving forward. Manning has taken far too many shots throughout the season and they are beginning to take their toll on his body.

For the third time in a month, Manning has injured his ankle and he is set for another MRI on Monday.

Despite the MRI, Manning is in positive spirits and expects to be okay.

Manning sounded off in the post-game press conference and was clearly unhappy with the low hit from San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget. He has previously said that he is dealing with high ankle sprains on each leg, so his clock is ticking if the offensive line doesn’t step up.

To make matters worse, the Broncos face off against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday night.

Kansas City has one of the most aggressive and successful pass rushes in the NFL this season, so the Broncos need to find a way to keep Manning upright — and fast.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

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