After a rough outing in Week 1 of the 2015 season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was placed on Tuesday’s practice report with a back injury. Though Manning—who was sacked four times by the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday—participated fully in Tuesday’s practice, the fact that Denver felt it necessary to make everybody aware that Manning had some aches and pains was a newsworthy item.
So, naturally Manning was asked about it after practice, and in the course of his stock answer, he came up with a fantastic idea. He made up his own injury report for some of the media members who were asking him questions. Tables: turned.
And in case not all of that made sense, here’s the transcript.
Peyton Manning gave the media its own injury report Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/bGbDryPOwc— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) September 15, 2015
And then, two questions later, Peyton Manning added @markkiszla to injury list: "gout, but never complains about it."— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 15, 2015
Unsurprisingly, the media members who mentioned were quick to deny and/or embrace the latest news on their maladies.
Joke's on Peyton cause my actual foot ailments are a sprained little toe and lingering plantar fasciitis.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September 15, 2015
It's concerning to me too https://t.co/k4A1RY87m3— Darren McKee (@dmac1043) September 16, 2015
At least, though, the media members know where they stand.
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