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Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

Posted on: September 26, 2011 10:03 am
Edited on: September 26, 2011 1:55 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Peyton Manning will miss all of 2011 following the neck surgery that knocked him out thus far, Jim Irsay told Colts supporters at a Super Bowl breakfast on Monday morning.

We think -- Irsay hopped on Twitter shortly after the news surrounding his announcement and attempted to clarify the situation.

"I didn't say Peyton out 4season FOR SURE,keeping him on ActiveRoster n taking it month by month/Outside chance of return n December possible," Irsay tweeted Monday after the breakfast.

The news comes just a few hours after Pittsburgh put a painful dagger into Indianapolis' early season with a 23-20 win at the Colts Lucas Oil Field.

According to, Manning will not practice again until December of this season and "may not play again until 2012."

Heretofore, the Colts have declined to put Manning on Injured Reserve; they've said that they had no plans to do so until his full 2011 season was in jeopardy. And Irsay's tweet could be an indication that Indy will keep him off of IR for even longer, although it makes little-to-no sense to try and bring him back for what already appears to be a lost season.

This news is bad, of course, but it's also not that surprising -- the idea that Manning could come back and actually play again this season seemed far-fetched ever since the Colts confirmed his September surgery.

Recent reports that Manning traveled to Europe for stem-cell therapy before undergoing his September 8 neck procedure didn't help things and now we're right where we thought we'd be sans Manning: the Colts are struggling on a week-by-week basis to be competitive.

The good news, at least, is that they've admitted the need to monitor his health long term.

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:57 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

UNLESS Manning retires, Luck should NOT be grabbed, NOW if Manning either retires (doubt it) or let him go (doubt that too) then it makes no sense to get Luck because if they get Luck and Manning stays for 5 or more years and is healthy, then Luck will likely leave.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:42 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

This is Irsay pandering to the FANS, the TV Contracts and looking to go 0-16 and get Lucky with 'LUCK', damage control at its finest and establishing an excuse and/or an apology, with three games into the season, for an abysmal record when all is said and done.

Since: Jul 14, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:31 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

I whole heartedly agree Peyton should retire.

I had the same neck surgery fusions of the 4th and 5th vertabrae. i was laid up way over a year and on lifting restrictions of 10lbs. I could not return to my factory job because of the neck surgery I can't imagine playing football after the surgery Peyton just endured.
He is a Hall of Famer and has tons of money, a superbowl ring and really nothing more to prove. He could continue in football as an analyst or coach or whatever he chooses, just not football. Go out on top, don't take the risk of further injury. Retire, while your on top...

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

Gosh I hope they start winning I don't want the colts to be good for another 10 years.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 5:04 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

This is something I've been saying for the past three years, the Colts should have paid for a quality back up, yes to sit the bench behind Payton, for this very reason.  Why throw the entire season away like this one.  As for Luck, no way Indy takes him, first off they're counting on Peyton's return for at least another four years, secondly the cost of a very possible Number One draft pick, and most importantly Luck will NOT want to sit the bench until Peyton actually does retire.  Even though he couln't have a better tutor to teach him the NFL, he's gong to want to start and start real soon.  So Indy fans, don't count on Luck any time in the near future.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 5:01 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

Yep, I agree completely.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:42 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

He isn't playing, why would he play 4 games? Skip the 4 games so he can have all off season as well to be ready to go next year.

Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:41 pm
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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

Manning shouldn't come back this season and the Colts should spend a good pick on a line backer.  This season is a wash, start preparing for next year before everyone else is.

Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:16 pm

Peyton Manning will miss 2011 season ... maybe

The Colts have known for a year that Manning was having season ending surgery! They couldnt just come out and say "ok Mannings done for the year and we are losing to get Luck". Manning should just ride into the sunset. He has nothing to prove. 1st ballot HOFer. He will go down as 1 of the best ever. Plus he has made a boat load of money! This guy has a serious neck injury. 1 shot and the man is a vegetable for the rest of his life. NOT WORTH IT! Why should he risk life for football. Ill bet if he was healthy and not putting up #'s at his age they would be talking about replacing him. The man is 36 years old go out a stud and call it quits, man! You have nothing left to prove! Unless Eli wins another Super Bowl!LOL  

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