NFL Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning Has Second Neck Surgery … Out 2-3 Months, the Season?



What a blow to the Indianapolis Colts, their fans and frankly the NFL in general on the eve of this weekends opening games. Peyton Manning, the all everything QB for the Colts has had a second neck surgery and will be out most likely at least two to three month. It is said that he had a cervical fusion following his previous surgery, the surgery is being called a single level anterior fusion. There is probably no team in the NFL that is more dependent on one player than the Colts are on Manning. There is no time table set for Manning’s return, some have reported that he will miss a chunk of the season; however, one has to wonder whether this might be for the season.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had further neck surgery Thursday, the team announced, his third surgery in the past 19 months.

Manning decided to have the surgery after consultation with a half-dozen doctors who reached a consensus that the most viable option would be a one-level cervical neck fusion in the wake of his May 23 surgery to repair a bulging disk. It’s unclear whether Manning would be able to return to play this season.

Owner Jim Irsay had tweeted prior to the news getting out of the surgery that Peyton was out of this weekends game and would be out awhile. Now we know what the Colts owner meant. We do wish Peyton Manning a speedy recovery, the NFL and their fans lose when some one with this kind of talent is forced from the game.

Posted September 8, 2011 by
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