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Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Posted on: July 8, 2011 2:25 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 2:50 pm
ManningPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Taking a break from his role at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana, Colts QB Peyton Manning entertained questions today from reporters, including’s Larry Holder. Though Manning said his neck was still bothering him following offseason surgery, he didn’t say exactly what he can and cannot do on the field.

But he did allow that his neck rehab was not progressing rapidly.

"I’ve been very, very cautious and taking it very slow because I have been somewhat on my own in some ways,” Manning said.

That, of course, is partially an indictment on the NFL lockout that has kept Manning away from the Colts training staff (Manning, in fact, said today the only winners that have emerged from the lockout are the lawyers).

At the time of the surgery in order to correct a disc problem on May 23, the word was that the surgery was minimally invasive and that he might be out six to eight weeks. But it was his second neck surgery in 15 months, so obviously, there’s a cause for concern there (even though Manning has said the neck issues aren’t related to each other).

Still, it’s not like this was an elective surgery.

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“I had to have it done,” he said. “I didn’t have a choice.”

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Manning has done some light throwing during his rehab, although he hasn’t been an active participant in his passing camp.

And what about his potential long-term contract? How’s he feeling about that?

“I really haven’t had a whole lot of thought on that,” he said. “At this point, I’m just focused on rehabbing hard."

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Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:59 pm

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

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Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:36 am

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Manning will be back and with a vengance to boot. Im sure the man will shut the critics up and show everyone why he did "take it very slow" coming back as preseson games are a recipe for disaster to begin with.

Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:52 pm

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Yes he is getting older, but that isn't the reason he is coming off slow on this injury. For the last decade he has relied on the same trainers and now he is being told to go somewhere else, you take precautions with it. I don't know about all of you but I have 1 doctor that I go to because I know  him, and he knows me. I don't decide all of a sudden to go somewhere else. Once the NFL gets this deal done and he can go back in the training room and be back to normal.

Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 3:57 pm

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Manning might be washed up?  Too many hard hits and age means slow recoveries.  Everybody has a limit.  Ownership may try to discount him. 

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 10:05 am

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Let me get this straight. Manning had some minimally invasive neck surgery and because there is a lockout he has "been left on his own"? Are you freaking kidding me? He is worth 9 figures and he can't afford to hire James Andrews or go to Johns Hopkins or one of the other superior facilities that specialize in neck injuris and rehabilitation and pay for it himself? Give me a break. This is Peyton being Peyton. He will be fine when the season starts. There is no way because he can't get into an NFL training facility that he didn't get good care for the neck he has to live with for 40 years after his playing days are over. This does not pass the common sense test. If a guys was coming out of college with no money and no helth insurance, that would be one thing. For multimillion dollar veterans, I think they can afford to take care of themselves a few months and of course they could have paid the 500 bucks a month for COBRA when their employers locked them out. I am also guessing that anyone that spent out of pocket money to get healthy would in some way be reimbursed even if it meant they negotiated it on their next contract. 

Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:16 am

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Everybody loves to kick a star when they are down.  His neck injury and surgery have nothing to do with his contract negotiations.  He will get a new contract, he will always be a Colt, and he will have some of the best numbers ever in the NFL when his playing career is over.  Enjoy watching the man while you can.

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 9:04 am

Manning taking his neck rehab 'very slow'

Manning used to be the best QB in the league.  He is rapidly being supplanted by a guy named Rodgers.

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