Conflicting reports on Manning’s health
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — ESPN is reporting that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played with a torn quad muscle during Sunday’s 24-13 loss to Indianapolis, the severity of which he had tried to conceal.
However, two people with knowledge of Manning’s health told The Associated Press it was “a strain,” as the team had characterized it all along. The two people also said the tear-strain debate could be a matter of semantics because a strain occurs when a muscle is stretched too much and tears.
Whether it was a tear or a strain, Manning played poorly against the Colts. He completed 26 of his 46 passes for just 211 yards and one touchdown. He also lost a fumble, misfired on several passes and failed to get the Broncos into the end zone after their first series.