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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Report: Peyton Manning could need surgery on foot

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Peyton Manning’s father Archie recently revealed that the Denver Broncos quarterback has been dealing with his foot injury for about six months. Could Manning eventually need surgery?

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Manning was told by a doctor last month that surgery would be his best option if the foot problem lasts for a year. If Archie’s timeline is accurate, we’re already about halfway there.

Manning has a partially torn fascia in his foot, and it reportedly flared up and kept him out of practice last Friday. The longer he goes without responding to rehab, the more it seems likely that he will be shut down for the season and think about having surgery.

A report over the weekend claimed that Manning has no desire to be a backup quarterback to 25-year-old Brock Osweiler, though Manning later blasted the report with some very out-of-character remarks. If his foot has been bothering him for six months and a doctor recommended surgery, Peyton may not even be suited for a backup role this year.

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