Yours truly 100% believes he was hurt and played hurt against the Colts. That is just my opinion but it is hard to look the other way when so many of his passes after that point lost significant velocity. I'm not talking about wobbly passes either, I know Peyton historically hasn't thrown a pretty ball. I'm talking about stepping into a throw and still seeing it float to the target or come up short. In any case, here's what is being reported from practice thus far:
Broncos giving rest to several veterans, including Wes Welker, Shaun Phillips, Eric Decker, Chris Kuper. And Peyton Manning.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 23, 2013
Peyton Manning out there but not throwing today in practice.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 23, 2013
Still, we saw something wrong with Peyton Manning's deep passes at Indy after Robert Mathis hit. And now not practicing.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 23, 2013
I didn't see all of the open part of practice, but guys who did say Peyton Manning wasn't throwing. That is quite interesting.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) October 23, 2013
Don't expect to see Orlando Franklin or Champ Bailey on Sunday
Champ Bailey (foot) not practicing. Orlando Franklin (ankle) working on side with condition guru Luke Richesson.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 23, 2013
It doesn't look like Champ Bailey or Orlando Franklin will play Sunday vs. Redskins.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 23, 2013
Good News? Woody should be back!!!
This will get us back on track. "@GrayCaldwell: Wesley Woodyard, who is in full pads, breaks down the huddle to start practice."— Asian Dude (@asianorange) October 23, 2013
We'll get the official injury report out to you this afternoon, until then, do you think no practice for Peyton is related to rest or him being hurt?
Edit 11:59 MDT
Looks like a "minor ankle injury" for Peyton according to Jeff Legwold:
Manning has minor ankle injury...espected to practice tomorrow for #Broncos.— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) October 23, 2013