Peyton Manning was held out of practice earlier in the week, and now we know why. Manning was dreadful against the Chiefs, throwing four picks and ultimately being pulled from the game.
Following the game it was revealed that he has a partial tear of the planta fascia in his left foot.
Some Broncos players told ESPN that Manning, who was pulled from Sunday’s 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter, had difficulty walking last week.
Sources told ESPN that Manning has battled plantar fasciitis for weeks but is believed to have aggravated the injury against Indianapolis on Nov. 8, resulting in a partial tear of his plantar fascia. Almost always, a partial tear is more painful to play with than a complete tear.
It’s unclear as to how long he’ll be out, if at all. It’s worth noting that he wasn’t necessarily benched, but rather pulled because the injury was clearly impacting his performance. We can all but guarantee this is the last season for Peyton Manning so we hope he’s able to get back on the field.