ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will miss at least the next two weeks as he continues his recovery from a plantar fascia tear, the team announced Tuesday night.
Manning will wear a waking cast for at least the next week, then will undergo additional rehabilitation on his injured foot. The earliest he could be available would be Dec. 13 against the Oakland Raiders.
The decisions were made after the likely future Hall of Fame quarterback consulted with noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday.
“Peyton and I had a good visit today, and we’ve got a plan in place for his recovery,” 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.”
The injury kept Manning out of action Sunday in Chicago. Brock Osweiler started his first game in the NFL as quarterback and led the Broncos to a 17-15 win that snapped a two-game losing streak.
With Manning sidelined for multiple weeks, the Broncos will look to add depth at quarterback. The team is expected to work out former Minnesota Vikings starter Christian Ponder on Wednesday, the team said.