Broncos QB Peyton Manning played Sunday’s Divisional Playoff loss and the past month of the season with a torn right quad, per two sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2015
Peyton Manning initially tore his right quad Dec. 14 in win over Chargers, per sources. MRI back in Denver confirmed tear.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2015
Well, this explains a lot. Also, it gives us hope that Manning could be back in 2015, if it's an injury from which he can fully recover.
Could he return in 2015, but with Adam Gase as his head coach, as Mike Garafolo suggests?