NFL injury report, Week 10: Peyton Manning escapes serious injury, and other news in the AFC West

The Denver Broncos survived a scare in Week 10 as it was revealed after an MRI that Peyton Manning did not suffer any new damage to his ankle.

Manning will play Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in a vital divisional matchup that holds huge significance to playoff seeding in the conference. It was unclear whether Manning could play given the injury, even though he made statement following the game that he intended to play.

On his weekly radio show on ESPN 540, Rodgers hinted that his goal was to return against the Vikings in Week 12, which would mark 20 days since a sack on the opening possession of the Packers’ game against the Bears fractured his left collarbone. He went on to say he has not ruled out an earlier return.

“I would like to be back this week,” Rodgers said, referring to the Packers’ Week 11 game against the Giants. “Now, whether that’s realistic or not remains to be seen. I would never rule myself out on a Tuesday. Now, [head coach Mike McCarthy] probably already has, I think.”

McCarthy has already named Scott Tolzien, a recently promoted practice squad player who showed promise in a loss to the Eagles last week, the starter against the Giants.

“I haven’t given up hope on playing any week,” Rodgers said. “It depends on how I heal and depends on what the next x-ray looks like. Obviously, this week is probably not going to happen — not going to happen.”

Tolzien was forced into action against the Eagles after a groin injury sidelined Seneca Wallace, who was placed on the injured reserve list earlier this week.

The Packers signed free agent Matt Flynn Very Cheap Jerseys on Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Tuesday, returning him to a team where he served four seasons as Rodgers’ backup. He will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Tolzien against the Vikings.

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