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Report: Manning undergoes painful surgery

Posted on: September 11, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2011 2:26 pm
ManningPosted by Josh Katzowitz

While we all still try to figure out how long Peyton Manning will be out after his second neck surgery (and how screwed the Colts really are as they try not to miss the playoffs for the first time in a decade), it sounds like Manning is willing to sacrifice his long-term health to get back on the field faster.

That’s the report made by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer (via PFT) today. Glazer says Manning opted for a more painful procedure in which a portion of his hip was removed so it could then be fused together with the bones in his spine.

This is not usually the prescribed method of surgery, but for Manning, it could lead him back to the field quicker (it also might give him chronic hip pain*).

*I’m all for being a team player, but Manning is really ready to make himself suffer potentially every day for the rest of his life so he can play a little bit quicker? That, to me, is crazy.

Glazer also said the medical people to whom he spoke said Manning wouldn’t have the ability to take a hit for four months.

Which leads us back to what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said about Manning when asked about Manning’s injury.

"He’s such a tough guy. It sucks not seeing him out there," Brady said.

The Colts, possibly with the exception of Kerry Collins, think so too.

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Report: Manning undergoes painful surgery

I had the same surgery with the removal of bone taken from the illiac crest (outside top of pelvis). This was 10 years ago and I don't know now how rare that bone removal is but I've always thought it to be fairly common. Other than the initial pain from the surgery, the small piece of hip bone removed was the most painfal aspect of the ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy with fusion.)

Everyone recovers differently from this surgery. I was fully recovered in about six months even though my recovery was hindered both by an onset of depression (which I had never experienced before) and a bladder infection because some incompetent nurses kept trying over and over to insert a Foley catheter. Why it wasn't inserted during surgery, I don't know. I asked the anesthesiologist prior to surgery and she said it would be inserted.

The surgery did help my neurological problems such as reversing almost total numbness in my left hand. Unfortunately, five years later I suffered from another bulging cervical disc which doctors now will not operate on because I have had fusion and a previous cervical laminectomy. (They basically have little room with which to work in the C spine.) I have taken methadone for pain for three years which has mostly helped but I am beginning to get severe neck and shoulder pain once more even with the methadone. I am told by surgeons that if another neck surgery is done I will likely be unable to move my head.

I write this not to scare or bore anyone, but hopefully provide an understanding of the type of surgery Peyton has gone through. I hope he makes a full recovery. If it was me, I think I'd retire rather than risk what could be a significant injury should he need surgery in the future. Then again, I'm not Peyton. I wouldn't make a piece of bone on Peyton's hip! One more thing. I've seen this referred to as "minor" surgery. Anytime you undergo general anethesia, especially for a few hours on the table, there is nothing minor about it. Going under has its risks.

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