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Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

Posted on: September 8, 2011 3:07 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2011 5:52 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Peyton Manning underwent a neck surgery known as cervical fusion on Thursday and will miss two to three months while he recovers. If that reported timeline is accurate, it's lines up perfectly, as we predicted earlier, with Mike Freeman's report that the Colts were prepping to lose Manning for half a season.

Of course, "two to three months" is all relative.

If it's two, that's half a season and you can see why Freeman's sources were concerned with that number. If it's three months, well, that's three-fourths of the season and any sort of delay in the recovery process would almost certainly put Manning out for the season.

However, though this is Manning's third surgery in the past 19 months, the team will keep him on the active roster, the Colts said.

Don't anticipate Indy confirming any timeline for Peyton's return, though. In fact, they confirmed that they will not be confirming that, although the team did acknowledge the surgery.

"As previously stated on Monday, Sept. 5th, Peyton Manning has undergone further testing and consultation with several specialists regarding his rehabilitation. The results of these tests and the consensus of the consultations was that further surgery was warranted," the Colts said in a statement released by the team. "Peyton has undergone this surgery today by having a single level anterior fusion. The surgery was un-eventful.

"This procedure is performed regularly throughout the country on persons from all walks of life, including professional football players. Two former Colts players had this same procedure last winter and have fully resumed their careers. Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process. Therefore, there will be no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clearer picture of his recovery process."


The Manning surgery was originally reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who adds that "there is no word whether he'll be put on [injured reserve]." Mortensen also spoke with Archie Manning, the Colts quarterback's father.

"I think he's OK, probably because there's a little finality to this deal in terms of playing," Archie said. "He's been on the clock since May. He didn't make it. Obviously, it's a big letdown, but he can relax a little bit compared to the intensity of everything he has done trying to rehab."

Peyton's Progress

Will Carroll of Sports Illustrated paints an even bleaker picture, noting that "if reports of cervical fusion are correct, this is potentially career ending." Carroll also notes that "two to three months is unbelievably aggressive for [this] procedure."

For those wondering why the timeline for Manning has been so vague this week, Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reports that Peyton "has traveled all over the U.S. trying to find a solution for his cervical problem, the latest recommendation resulted in surgery today."

If that's the case, it certainly makes sense that, as we said earlier today, no one with the Colts actually knew what the deal with Manning was, because he was out there trying to find out what -- if any -- options were available for him from other medical professionals.

The secrecy that's surrounded this entire process has been baffling, almost to the point where it's hard to fathom how we got here. So private, in fact, that even Peyton's older brother Cooper wasn't aware of what was going on with the quarterback's injury.

"[Peyton] values his privacy even within a very tight family like we have," Cooper told ESPN. "We've exchanged some short texts and I've given him his space. He's had a lot going on."

Cooper's not the only one who has sounded out of the know when it comes to Peyton's surgery -- Jim Caldwell didn't have much of an answer on Thursday when reporters inquired about a status update on Manning, shortly before news broke of the surgery.

Of course, Caldwell now has a much bigger concern: can the Colts win without Peyton. Our own Pete Prisco would tell you the Colts are "done" and he has a valid point about Peyton's ability to cover up other problems on the roster. Mike Freeman argues that we shouldn't "kill the Colts yet" because Kerry Collins is at least "not horrible."

And Collins isn't horrible. But he's not Peyton Manning. Which is the harsh reality the Colts will face -- for the first time since 1998 -- come Sunday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:03 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:46 am
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

You are correct that "line of duty" is not reserved just for the military, it also represents, law enforcement, firefightes and all first responders. But it in NO SENSE should "line of duty" be referenced to professional athletes. These are physically gifted individuals who have been pandered to from the time they were recognized to be gifted and are now paid millions to play a game. They are entertainers we enjoy watching, nothing more. Do not compare their efforts with anyone of those who risk life and limb to keep the rest of safe, 
ESPECIALLY AS WE PREPARE TO HONOR THOSE WHO 10 YEARS AGO, SEPTEMBER 11, gave their lives for our safety.   

I agree 100 percent.  I can't believe the idiot actually implied the only thing people in the military are good for is taking orders and whatever other crap he typed.   The only reason there haven't been a lot more 9/11's is because there are people willing to risk everything they have for their country.  They are leaving their parents behind, their wives, and most importantly their little children to fight for their country yet that moron you responded to implies there are "many" others with more important jobs then the military? What a joker....

There are people who served for the U.S.A that are LIVING ON SOCIAL ASSISTANCE.  Others LIVING IN THEIR CARS.....  so once again I'll repeat what i said earlier.  Somebody was worried that Peyton Manning might have to pay for his surgery?  I doubt he has to but like I said even if he does, I could care less.  I choose to feel sorry for the soldiers risking their lives retiring on little pensions. I feel sorry for the soldiers losing their lives.  I feel sorry for the children waking up with mom or dad no longer there to help guide them.  I feel sorry for the guy that protected his country and who got hurt living like a slob on the streets. 

AND I LIVE IN CANADA...... Shame on any American that doesn't share my beliefs.....  don't compare Peyton Manning's situation to the military ever again.   He might have to pay for his surgery somebody said?  SO WHAT?  He just recieved a 20 million dollar signing bonus for an extension he might not even be able to honor. He's guaranteed another 34 million for a total of 54 million dollars if he never plays another down in the NFL......  the Colts took care of him financially.  Good for him, he's a great player and if anybody gets paid I have no problem with the money he's made.  As a matter of fact I've already stated I feel bad for the guy and if he can't play football again it'll be terrible.  

But am I going to say he deserves extra benefits because he got hurt in the "line of duty"?   NEVER.  Those words I will save for people that are truly fighting the fight to keep everybody around them safe.... not for a football player for God sakes. 



Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

You are correct that "line of duty" is not reserved just for the military, it also represents, law enforcement, firefightes and all first responders. But it in NO SENSE should "line of duty" be referenced to professional athletes. These are physically gifted individuals who have been pandered to from the time they were recognized to be gifted and are now paid millions to play a game. They are entertainers we enjoy watching, nothing more. Do not compare their efforts with anyone of those who risk life and limb to keep the rest of safe,
ESPECIALLY AS WE PREPARE TO HONOR THOSE WHO 10 YEARS AGO, SEPTEMBER 11, gave their lives for our safety.   



Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

If you really are a sports law analyst, stick to and leave the medical interpretation to the medical experts. Don't know what 7th nerve you are referring to, the 7th nerve is a cranial nerve and commonly known as the facial nerve. The primary nerve affected the arm, shoulder and upper back coming from the neck is the brachial plexus, which has a couple originating sites and distributions. 
Unfortunately for Peyton, to correlate his recovery and return to football with similar surgeries and return to "normal" function is unrealistic. Any level of motor or sensory deficit will have a profound impact on Peyton's ability to perform at his previous level. 
Noting this is the 3rd surgery for the same injury which has had persistent or a reoccurance of symptoms is very disconcerting. The surgeons have stated the surgery was completed without complication refers only to the technical aspect of the procedure. The final outcome of the surgery will not be knownfor several weeks to months. Without knowing the precise level of his symptoms and the clinical findings during the surgery and what exactly had been done, it would not be prudent to make a prediction. But knowing the little made public and my own knowledge of the surgery and pathology, I remain skeptical that peyton can make a full recovery that will allow him to reurn the level of professional performance he has demonstrated as an elite NFL quarterback.

Ps. please ignore the ignorant Pats fan can not recognize the seriousness of this surgery. Regardless of whether he can return to football, he should be wished a speedy and full recovery by all. He has a long way to go and is still at risk for an untoward outcome that could leave him handicapped for daily living, aside from his football caree


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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:24 pm
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Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

thats such a funny opinion, almost as funny as thomasina brady, your qb



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Peyton Manning undergoes surgery, out 2-3 months?

Well we can now see how good the Colts as a team really are. Is the team all Manning or is he just an important part?

Patriots lost Brady for the season a few years ago and went 11-5. First team in recent history to win 11 games and miss the playoffs.

If the Colts are .500 or less if and when Manning comes back, we will have our answer.

Typical Patriots fan that so badly wants to write something about how the Patriots are better than the Colts and they pretty much prove the point by mistake that Peyton Manning is the better quarterback.

If the Colts team is not very good and Peyton makes them one of the best teams and the Patriots are still a top team without Brady then it's obvious Peyton is the better quarterback.

Oh silly Boston fans.


I hope Peyton Manning has a full recovery and comes back to play soon. The NFL is not as great to watch without him.




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