The injury will keep him out of this Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, and it is unknown how long Manning will be out. Brock Osweiler will take over in Manning's spot, making his first career NFL start.
Osweiler took over on Sunday against Kansas City, throwing 14-of-24 for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception. This came after Manning's dismal performance, throwing 5-of-20 for just 35 yards.
The former NFL MVP has reportedly been dealing with soreness in his foot for weeks, but truly aggravated it on November 8th against the Indianapolis Colts. Knowing this, head coach Gary Kubiak said he is disappointed in himself for allowing Manning to play on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Kubiak went on to say that this was the best decision for his quarterback, as they want him as healthy as possible as we inch closer to the end of the season. Although that is true, Manning expressed plenty of disappointment regarding the news.
The Broncos' quarterback will not only heal up his foot injury, but also a couple other injuries that have been bothering him. This includes shoulder and rib cage injuries that have been seen on recent injury reports, and he will use the time he has off now to heal up his entire body.
With Osweiler under center, draft pick Trevor Siemian will enter the game as the backup. Manning will not practice with the team this week, and after watching their star play well below average all season long, the Broncos will take their time to get the old Peyton Manning back on to the field.