Manning Says Right Thumb Sore But OK

November 1, 2012 7:02 AM

Manning Says Right Thumb Sore But OK
" DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning‘s right thumbnail was covered with white tape and put under a media microscope upon his return to the football field Wednesday.

The tape didn’t wrap all the way around his thumb, leaving him able to grip the football like normal, and teammates said his throws and hand-offs at practice were unaffected by his injury in his first action since smacking his throwing hand on a defender’s helmet Sunday night.

For the first time, Denver coach John Fox listed his quarterback on the team’s injury report – “Peyton Manning, right thumb, full” – but said he noticed no lingering effects.

Manning, who threw two second-half touchdowns in Denver’s 34-14 win over New Orleans after getting hurt just before halftime, said after practice that his thumb was “sore, but it’s more of an irritant than anything else.”

Manning gets all this scrutiny.

After all, he missed all of last season in Indianapolis with a nerve injury in his neck and now plays in a city that 24 years ago argued about the quality of Halloween candy handed out to trick-or-treaters by a young John Elway "

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