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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
 
Manning

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 SI.com 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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Comments

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:06 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Thanks for your input there Peyton. 



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:51 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Manning will be back, and the Colts will pay DEARLY if they do not at least OFFER a legitimate contract AND opportunity to Start..



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:32 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

I cant blame the colts for grabbing luck and using manning as trade on draft day to get even more.
They can't trade Manning on draft day.  They have to pay him a guaranteed $28 million if they keep him past March 8.  You can't take a $28 million salary cap hit (not to mention the value of the actual money itself) just to pawn the guy off for a draft pick a month and a half later.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:19 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

The best thing for Manning's health is to retire. At his age and physical state he really just needs to not try to make a comeback from an injury like this.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

These procefures involved 6 nails and 8 pins with screws.  The other day when he went thru an airport the alarms kept going off.
I would guess he should be ready to play like before in about a month. I am monitoring his progress thru my contacts and will keep everyone current. He feels like he is 25 again




Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

4 more reasons why my Dolphins shouldnt spend money on this guy...Age is what forces most players into retirement, but Peyton Manning is one injury away from being forced to retire. Also as I have been saying, the Dolphins will now be running a west coast style offense which Peyton has never used... In his better days he might be good for the offense, but not at this point... The amount of reasons against the Dolphins signing Peyton outweigh those as to why they should



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Oh, and just to comment on griffs post below?  I would have to chuckle slightly if Rob Lowe endes up being correct about this whole mess all along.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:34 pm
 

Front Office Hostility maybe had clout all along?

Personally this is pretty much a dagger in the heart kind report if any of its real, and even if none of it is real?  I cant blame the colts for grabbing luck and using manning as trade on draft day to get even more.

It was sad to read this to say the least.  I hope for all intensive purposes that we do see Peyton play again, no matter where it be.



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

stick a fork in this guy.. next year he will be seen joking with the talking heads on espn...



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:12 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

I was talking to a brain surgeon and he told me that Manning should of healed a long time ago. He says sounds like a botched surgery to him. Now that I heard that he's had 4 surgeries it sounds like they were trying to fix what they messed up.


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