Broncos' Peyton Manning scheduled to have MRI on ankle injured in Sunday night game against Chargers

SAN DIEGO - Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning left Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday noticeably limping from a right ankle sprain that was aggravated during his team's 28-20 victory against the San Diego Chargers.

Manning will have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on the ankle Monday.

"Pretty sore," Manning said Sunday night. "They kind of got me twice in that lower area. I felt better coming into the game after the bye week, but pretty sore. I'll get an MRI tomorrow, so I'll know a little more then."

Manning initially suffered the ankle injury last month in a game against Jacksonville, and it was aggravated the next game, Oct. 20, when he was blasted by Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Robert Mathis for a sack.

Manning was blindsided again Sunday, this time by Chargers linebacker Tourek Williams for a sack that induced a fumble.

But it was Manning's final, game-clinching completion that brought a hit from Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget and stinging pain to the ankle.

Read more about Manning's reaction to the hit and when he expects to return to the field at The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/