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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
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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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Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:40 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Doctors have client privileges in which they cannot share any knowledge about the patient without their consent.



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

No kidding.  The purpose of these sites if for people to give their opinions.  In fact, you did just that.  "He doesnt strike me as a man who wants to linger on just because of a "burning desire"." Is that a fact or an opinion that you advise everyone else to keep to themselves. 



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

"Make sure to click the above SI.com link (or ) to read more details about Manning’s past and his possible future. It's strong reporting and fascinating material"


Fascinating material that doesn't have a single named source.  In other words it's "strong" only in the sense that it's, big surprise, provocative in what it says.  Strong report
ing in the journalistic sense would have someone actually going on record with something of substance instead of this crap that could very well made up.


What it really sounds like is that the Colt's are trying real hard to convince everyone that releasing Manning and saving the roster bonus is the right move....    &nb
sp;



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:09 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

KGSB-
Ya know who really risked perm injury?  Michael Cage.




  



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:08 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

He never had 4. He only had 2. 

Manning himself acknowledges 3, not 2, surgeries on the neck.  The agent won't confirm or deny the 4th.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:06 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Everyone on here just needs to keep their opinions to themselves. None of you have first hand knowledge of Mannings physica condition and non of you will be consulted on his personal decision to continue with his career. Only Mannning, his doctor and most likely his agent truly know his condition at this point. Im quite sure if Manning had played his alst down in the NFL he would have announced his retirement already. He doesnt strike me as a man who wants to linger on just because of a "burning desire".

We will all know his decision soon enough.



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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:04 pm
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Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Peyton Manning please retire while you are still able to walk under your own power. I know you have an unquenchable burning fire within you, but the risks are definitely starting to outweigh any benefits. I would hate to see you (and any player for that matter) wind up paralyzed and requiring a lifetime of assisted care. That $28,000,000 bonus (which you probably will not get despite Jim Irsay's carefully worded and scripted comments) is not worth it if you need a lifetime of care.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Now apparently...it's not a surgery...but a procedure. Pretty much a bunch nonsense.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

agreed, he should quit playing and not risk further, perm injury.  He could have a good career in coaching and, or broadcast.  It's not worth the risk!


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