Peyton Manning's turbulent 2015 season reached its lowest ebb on Sunday night, as the Denver Broncos quarterback racked up four interceptions and just 35 passing yards before being benched against the Kansas City Chiefs.
And, considering reports today, it could be some time before the future Hall of Famer finds his way back onto the gridiron.
That's after ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed that Manning is dealing with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.
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Manning has been playing through a foot injury for much of the season and has regularly appeared on the Broncos injury report as a result. However, per Schefter, the original issue, plantar fasciitis, has now worsened.
It is unclear exactly how many games, if any, Manning could miss as a result of the injury but things don't look good for the veteran if history is anything to go by.
He missed six weeks with the same injury back in 2013, and, considering he is now 39-years-old, it is tough to imagine that his ability to rehab will have improved with age.
Speaking last night, before the injury became public knowledge, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak insisted that Manning remained Denver's starting quarterback so long as he was healthy.
Today's reports would suggest that Manning is far from fulfilling that criteria.
As a result, Denver may have to go into week 11 with Brock Osweiler under center. Considering how Manning has been playing in 2015, however, that might not actually be as bad as it once would have sounded.
Broncos fans: Are you more confident in Manning or Osweiler right now? Have your say in the comments below...
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