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Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts QB Has Neck Surgery, Second in Two Offseasons
Posted By Collin McCollough On May 24, 2011 @ 4:19 pm In Colts News | No Comments
Indianapolis Colts  quarterback Peyton Manning  is recovering from “minimally-invasive” neck surgery, his second such surgery in two offseasons, according to Mike Chappell  of the Indianapolis Star.
Manning, 35, missed two weeks recovering from similar surgery during the 2010 offseason. According to the Star, Manning “anticipates a quick recovery” this time around, and insists this procedure was intended to correct a different problem than his first neck surgery.
The situation is worth watching for numerous reasons. For one, Manning, who was slapped with the franchise tag prior to the lockout, still needs to negotiate a long-term contract with the Colts  once the lockout is lifted. It’s worth asking how his health—considering his age and the likelihood of this being the last contract Manning signs for his NFL  career—will factor into Colts owner Jim Irsay’s decision to fork over the record-setting deal Manning will surely be asking for.
My guess: it won’t affect it at all. Manning will command top dollar regardless.
It’s also worth watching because Brad Wells (aka BigBlueShoe) of Stampede Blue  passed along a rumor  last September that Manning was injured and the injury stemmed from the neck surgery he had received that past offseason. A stinger supposedly resulting  from this injury seemed to plague Manning during a stretch of the 2010 season which saw him throw 11 interceptions in just three weeks—something Wells also traced back to the September injury rumor.
Does Manning have a more serious injury than anyone is letting on, or was this simply a coincidental corrective procedure? Difficult to say, but certainly the speculation is worth noting.
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 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 Peyton Manning: http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning
 Mike Chappell: http://www.indystar.com/article/20110524/SPORTS03/110524011/
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 Stampede Blue: http://www.stampedeblue.com
 a rumor: http://www.stampedeblue.com/2010/9/17/1694490/rumor-peyton-manning-is-hurt
 supposedly resulting: http://www.stampedeblue.com/2010/12/2/1850743/peyton-manning-has-stringer-injury-in-throwing-shoulder
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