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Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:50 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2012 11:48 am

By Josh Katzowitz

It’s generally been reported that Peyton Manning has had three procedures on his neck in the past two years -- which caused him to miss all of last season. But Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks is reporting that Manning actually had a fourth surgery sometime between May 23 and Sept. 9 of last year.

Making matters a little more opaque, Banks also reports that Manning potentially has developed bone spurs in his neck that the Colts believe will require another surgery (and possibly, gulp, another fusion surgery).

The unreported procedure occurred last summer in Chicago and it was a follow-up to Manning’s initial neck surgery. Since this occurred during the lockout, the club physicians only had very little contact with Manning.

Manning's Offseason Saga
"I wouldn't have anything to say about all of that, one way or another,” Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, told SI on Wednesday.

According to Banks’ source, Manning badly wanted to return for the Week 16 Houston game last year, and he participated in an “organized and fully-scripted 30-play practice session” the week before in front of former executive Bill Polian and former coach Jim Caldwell.

More from Banks:
Polian was said to be initially frustrated by the extent and scope of the workout, which he then viewed as a surprising attempt to play in a meaningless situation at the end of a long and defeat-filled season in Indianapolis. League sources say the former leader of the Colts front office was taken off-guard by the intensity and pace of the 30-play session that Manning took part in. Polian was under the belief that it would be conducted at walk-through speed, but instead it was held at typical regular-season tempo with scripted play calls.

A day later, league sources said, the team's strength and conditioning staff impressed upon Polian that it had wanted to see how Manning responded to a fast-paced and scripted workout, because his recovery was not going to reach the next level if he simply continued to lob passes at a leisurely pace. And the practice was conducted from the 25-yard line on in because that was then roughly Manning's ceiling in terms of his arm strength throwing the ball.
Make sure to click the above link (or this one right here) to read more details about Manning’s past and his possible future. It's strong reporting and fascinating material.

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Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Peyton, it's time to retire before you end up a paraplegic!

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:17 pm

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

A glorified Jim Everett? Have you ever watched Peyton play? You can hate him but to pretend he isn't a great QB is just stupid. 4x MVP takes this crap team to the playoffs last year and this year they go 2 and 14 without him. He is in the top 3 in most QB records! 2 more good years and he passes Marino in yardage. Remember the Pats going for it on 4th down on their own 30 because they were smart enough to realize that Peyton couldn't be stopped that night? They were right. Ask Bill Belichick if Peyton is Jim Everett.
yeah. i watched him play. in fact, i played against him in college, when we called him "disco manning" because he had such happy feet in the pocket. peyton manning wasn't no tee martin either. and i made good money betting against manning for years. when it counted.

jim everett played scared. and so does peyton. if you're honest about it, remember the first 7-8 yrs. of his career manning didn't do squat in the playoffs. rang up big season stats against the aforementioned expansion teams (houston/jax 4x yr.) and choked it away when it counted. that's a fact. and if you think peyton wasn't playing with a stacked deck think again. brady had randy moss for 1 year basically. manning had.. marvin harrison, edgerrin james, reggie wayne and dallas clark among others. the whole damn team was predicated on all manning's whims. he ran the practices, he called the plays. hell, he decided what meals the team ate. so he won 1 damn super bowl with all that. like i said, boy. big effing whoop!

none of this matters today. sure, manning built that stadium, blah blah blah. so build a damn statue already. cuz whomever signs manning that's all they gonna get in 2012. a statue with a dead arm. good "Luck" to Indy next year. y'all be cool. 

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

I've said this sevreral times on here and will say it again.  Nerves have the hardest time repairing themselves and take the longest. I am speaking from experience.  Sometimes even though they return, normal function pre-surgery/injury does not.  Only time will tell if Peyton can come back and play, but I'd say that the odds are against him given his age and probably the fact that he had the injury for quite some time.  His arms will more than likely feel better than they did, but never fully recover to the point where he can throw the ball the way he used to.  My arms are currently being affected by the same thing that Peyton went though. Fusion surgery is being put off for now, but I know that my arms will probably never be a strong as they were due to the fact that I have had neck/shoulder pain from herniated discs in my neck.

Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

I also performed two surgeries on Peyton and replaced Eli's foot, although I was paid.

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:08 pm

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

a little back ground here, i'm doctor neckski, i preformed 3 neck operations on payton myself, so to correct this story, my friend payton had 7 neck surgeries , by the way payton you still owe me for the last 2. don't tell me the checks in the mail either!

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:48 am

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Retire with dignity, retire on to...., well maybe not on top, but at least you got paid big bucks to hold the couch down last year.

You won a Super Bowl, had an impressive run of 10+ wins per season, and established Indy football as a powerhouse.

Grab a mic and take that cushy new job opened by Jaws leaving MNF.

Here you go...this would be the best advice. There's no need to try and one up Tom Brady or little brother Eli Manning, Peyton Manning.  You are second only to John Elway for QB in general, and tied with Dan Marino as greatest passer of all time..

Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:42 am

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

This guy needs to eat more Nectarines!

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:26 am

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

He needs to retire for 2012, take a year off to heal, and see if his body has healed completely for 2013 to come back as a free agent.  It's a miracle how the body can rebound when given proper time to heal.  

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:24 am

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

This has gone from ridiculous to absurd. What's the problem with Manning telling everyone whether he can throw or not? Or, better yet, showing everyone one way or the other. I can't believe all involved are being so secretive. If he needs to rehab more, so be it. If he's not ready, so be it. At this point, it has become such a circus that all the reports are jibberish and meaningless.

Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:19 am

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

28 mil ain't free... They just paid him 26 for doing nothing last year, and its not going to happen again. I get the feeling that PM wasn't exactly up front about the extent of his neck issues when he signed that deal and now Irsay isn't very happy about it.

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