Peyton Manning out at least two more weeks, Christian Ponder to work out for Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is out for at least two more weeks with a plantar fascia tear, the team announced. Manning consulted Monday with Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. Manning was told to spend the next week in a walking cast. "Peyton and I had a good visit today, and we've got a plan in place for his recovery," coach Gary Kubiak said. "His foot will be in a cast for at least a week, but he'll be able to be part of meetings and do some workouts with the rest of the team. "We expect him to be unavailable for at least a couple of games. We'll proceed from there and will continue to support him as he does everything he can to get healthy." Brock Osweiler is starting with Manning out. Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will work out for the Broncos on Wednesday. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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