The nightmare season for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is getting worse.
Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Schefter, Manning had already been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, but the condition has now worsened.
There’s no immediate word on how long a torn plantar fascia will cause Manning to be out. The NBA’s Pau Gasol missed about six weeks with a torn plantar fascia in 2013; if Manning misses that much time he’d be out for the regular season but back for the playoffs.
Of course, if Brock Osweiler plays well in Manning’s absence, the Broncos might not put Manning back on the field for the playoffs. And if Osweiler plays poorly, the Broncos could still miss the playoffs.
Which means it’s possible that Manning’s season, and career, ended yesterday.
Uhh, so, midway through the Bears-Colts preseason game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted this little piece of news out:
That is slightly bigger deal than how the 4th quarter of the Colts-Bears game was going, and things got weird as TV cameras stayed glued on Luck as he chatted with teammates on the sidelines. Of course, the Tweets came in hot:
And then came the Stephen A. Smith memes:
And now, we wait anxiously for @CaptAndrewLuck’s next tweet.
As the Bears and Colts starters watched the third preseason game from the bench, one star was already planning his exit strategy.
During the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a bomb that shook the NFL.
Luck was set to enter his seventh season, although he missed all of 2017 with an injury. An offseason leg issue has lingered into the preseason, and now he’s ready to call it quits.
The Colts opted to leave backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett on the bench for the game against the Bears because of Luck’s injury. Now, he’s their starter for Week 1, reinforcing the decision to hold him out.
Luck was shown on the sidelines with his teammates during the broadcast, riding it out for one last weekend before hanging up the cleats. The NFL will miss one of the league’s most talented quarterbacks who left a career unfulfilled.
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