Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to throw a pass to pass the all time passing yard record during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Peyton Manning went to Charlotte this week and came back with some news that could test the depth and willpower of this team. After talking to Gary Kubiak on Tuesday, it has been reported that Manning will miss at least two weeks for the Broncos as he recovers from his partial torn plantar fascia in his left foot.
This does not surprise me at all. Hearing about how Omar Bolden missed about a month with the same injury kind of gave me a good idea on how much time he would miss. With this report, he will miss at least this week against New England and next week against the San Diego Chargers.
If all goes well for him, Manning could be back in time at the earliest when the Oakland Raiders come to town. But the Broncos are preparing for a good chunk of time without Manning.
This will also give Brock Osweiler an extended try out. I will give out perhaps the biggest prediction that I have given out this season. If Osweiler performs well against the Patriots and Chargers, do not be surprised if he is approached by John Elway about a new contract or even an extension.
However, back to Manning, it is also reported that he will be wearing a cast on his foot during this week. This was instructed by Dr. Robert Anderson, who said that once he sheded the cast, the rehab process would continue on.
In that meeting between Kubiak and Manning, they did have talks about a potential return to the lineup this season, so there is a possibility of seeing Manning on the field for the Broncos again this season. Now the only question is when he will appear?
If he does return to the field, Kubiak needs to be careful on when to return Manning if he does. The last thing the Broncos quarterback needs is to do something that could threaten his health.
Looks like we will be seeing Osweiler for a little bit longer. Rest and recover Manning. Hope all ends up going well for you in your road to recovery. Go Broncos!