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Broncos' Manning: 'Pretty sore, MRI Monday'

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning emerged from the victorious locker room battered and bruised, and said he wouldn't know his status for next week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs until Monday.

Denver was off last week and the bye afforded Manning time to rest two sprained ankles. But Manning took multiple shots to his lower body from the San Diego Chargers in a 28-20 win, including a blow to his left knee and ankle by defensive lineman Corey Luiget on the final series of the game.

"I'm pretty sore. They kind of got me twice in that lower area," said Manning, who wouldn't offer a prognosis of his overall health but said he will "get an MRI tomorrow and will know more then."

Interim coach Jack Del Rio said Manning showed his toughness, but deferred to the team's medical staff when pressed about whether Manning was injured.

Manning continued to build his candidacy for his fifth MVP award as the quarterback threw for four touchdowns and 330 yards in the win over the Chargers.

Denver plays undefeated Kansas City on "Sunday Night Football" next week. The Chiefs (9-0) lead the Broncos (8-1) in the AFC West division.
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