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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos held quarterback Peyton Manning out of practice Wednesday because of a minor ankle injury he suffered in the team's 39-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
The Broncos practiced in full gear, as they routinely do on Wednesdays, but Manning was on the field without shoulder pads or leg pads and was officially listed on the team's injury report as "did not participate." Manning did throw in the walk-through earlier Wednesday before the team practiced.
It was the first practice Manning has missed in his time in Denver.
However, Manning said he would practice Thursday and that he planned to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
"It was [head trainer Steve Antonopulos'] call. I didn't go down without a fight, I assure you,'' Manning said following Wednesday's practice. " … I look forward, hopefully, being out there [Thursday].''
Asked about the severity of his injury, Manning said with a smile: "I know government is shut down right now, but I very firmly believe in HIPAA law. I refer all questions to the injury report.''
Manning was sacked four times by the Colts after being sacked just five times in the previous six games combined. He also took a smattering of hits against the Jacksonville Jaguars the week before.
"I plan on being out there [Thursday],'' Manning said. "I'm going to start there.''
Broncos coach John Fox wouldn't disclose which ankle Manning injured, saying, "I don't have to tell you that.''
"He'll practice [Thursday],'' Fox said. "Just a little rest time … it's nothing serious, just sore and we wanted to make sure it's healed up.''