According to the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to be our for at least another two weeks. Manning met with the noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday, and he recommended that Manning wear a walking cast for at least this week.
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Manning and Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak met today and had a "good talk". Kubiak goes on to say that they expect Manning to be unavailable for at least a couple of weeks.
"Peyton and I had a good visit today, and we've got a plan in place for his recovery," Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. "His foot will be in a cast for at least a week, but he'll be able to be part of meetings and do some workouts with the rest of the team."We expect him to be unavailable for at least a couple of games. We'll proceed from there and will continue to support him as he does everything he can to get healthy."
This means that the Broncos will be going with quarterback Brock Osweiler for this Sunday night's game against the New England Patriots, and next weekends game at San Diego.
While Kubiak did not shut the door on Manning returning as the starter for the Broncos down the road, Osweiler's performance over these next two games will decide who the starting quarterback will be for the rest of the 2016 season. All signs do point to Brock Osweiler permanently taking over the starting quarterback job, but his performance against the Patriots and Chargers will be the deciding factor in that.
With Manning being out for at least a couple weeks, the Broncos are working out former first-round pick Christian Ponder on Wednesday. I would expect the Broncos to sign Ponder tomorrow, and he'll serve as the third quarterback on Sunday behind rookie Trevor Siemian.