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Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:31 am
Edited on: September 5, 2011 12:02 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Peyton Manning's been the story of the NFL preseason thus far, thanks to a complicated neck surgery he underwent 15 weeks ago and the slow process which which he's recovered.

It became a bigger story on Monday when the Colts announced that not only has his rehab "slowed," but that Manning won't practice leading up to the Week 1 game against the Texans and will be listed as "doubtful" on the official injury report.

"During the last week, the rate of improvement in Peyton’s rehabilitation process slowed," the Colts said in a statement released by the team Monday. "Over the weekend Peyton experienced soreness in his back. It was originally thought to be a normal reaction to his rehabilitation regimen. When the soreness persisted, the Colts medical team decided to initiate diagnostic tests and to consult with a number of specialists around the country who have been involved in Peyton’s case from the outset. That process continues.

"As a result of the most recent development the doctors have decided that Peyton will not practice. His participation therefore, in Sunday’s game versus Houston will likely be doubtful. We will update his playing status as required by NFL policy as the week goes on."

The Colts also added that "the end date" of Peyton's recovery "is unpredictable" and that "it serves no useful purpose to speculate about hypothetical outcomes."

Which is precisely what I'll do right now: it doesn't look good for Peyton playing.

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That seems insane, but, hey it's been a busy day for Indy, who also announced that new gameday consultant Jim Tressel would serve a non-suspension suspension for the first six games of the season.

And it's still entirely possible that Peyton does play in Week 1 against Houston. Here's the logic for why he won't: Indianapolis has 16 games they'll play this season, and while the first one against Houston is extremely important, it won't decide the fate of their 2011 season.

Additionally, the newest backup in town, Kerry Collins, has seen the Texans a time or two in his career. And while he's just 3-4 against Houston (which probably won't impress at least one of his wide receivers) he has completed 53.8 percent of his passes for 1,550 yards in seven games while throwing for six touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Those aren't Peyton Manning numbers, of course, but they're also not Curtis Painter numbers either.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice



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Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

Mousse says: "How can you even argue the Strahan-Gastineau thing."

Never did argue the Strahan sack. You're comment about the vicodin is another lie. I think if you put down the crackpipe and checked into reality, you'd realize you are a lying sack o' $^!+. How 'bout you just give it up, admit you are a liar and go home. For future reference, f you are going to lie, at least make it difficult to catch you in the lie. You are an embarrassment to the Dallas fans who have honor and integrity. But being from Washington (and probably a progressive tree humping environmentalist) we shouldn't have high expectations.



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice


Mousse says: "Okay, so it wasn't exactly as I recalled."

Uh...mousse, it was nothing like you recalled. Caught up in a lie and you still won't admit it. Now you're caught in another. If you look up stories from the Packer/cowboy game, you will read that Favre took a hit from DE Nate Jones, resulting in his second interception of the game. He was healthy prior to the game...no talk about playing just to keep the streak going. You're still lying...how can we tell? You're typing out words! Won't admit you're caught in a lie. Are you sure you're not obama posting under the name mousse?



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

I haven't seen any report saying when Manning first had the neck injury. First I heard of it was when they said he was going to have surgery. Anyone know exactly when he hurt is neck?




Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

I agree I don't see the harm in that but it is likely that won't be the case



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

With all this talk of Peyton possibly hanging up the cleats, its starting to sink in that the greatest QB of my generation could be done. I hope it isnt so.




Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Peyton 'doubtful' for Week 1, won't practice

Has anyone seen whether Peyton had an anterior or posterior procedure done?




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