A source told Mortensen that Manning suffered the initial ankle sprain on Denver's first play from scrimmage against the Jaguars. The second sprain came on a low hit from Jacksonville pass rusher Jason Babin. Manning further aggravated his banged-up right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, emerging from the game with a high sprain, according to the source.
Dr. Robert Anderson confirmed that neither injury is severe, but Mortensen reported Manning will rely on a painkiller to get through Sunday's meeting with the Redskins.
Manning downplayed the injury this week, but he's clearly not at full strength. We'll keep a close eye on this.