ENGLEWOOD, Colo. >> Peyton Manning will miss at least the next two weeks after consulting with a foot specialist who put him in a walking boot.
Manning sought a second opinion from renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Monday.
Coach Gary Kubiak had already ruled out Manning, who has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, for Sunday night’s showdown between Denver (8-2) and the Patriots (10-0).
Now, Manning will also miss the Broncos’ game at San Diego on Dec. 6 at the very least.
Longtime backup Brock Osweiler led Denver past Chicago 17-15 in his first NFL start last weekend.
The Broncos are expected to work out former Vikings QB Christian Ponder on Wednesday.