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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: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Hmmmm...."league sources"....why hasn't anyone gotten a legitimate quote from a doctor? The PR game continues...it's football politics at it's worst with this non-sense.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

He'll be sueing the NFL and Indy because of his injuries.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

This isn't a knee injury it's a SPINE injury, it could affect the use of his arms & hands or worse.
Two totally different type injuries and also Peyton has nothing left to prove and could EASILY move into one of the Pre/post game shows as an analyst, get paid big money, work one day a week, fly up to NY on Saturday afternoon, do TV Sun day and fly home Sunday night.
Peyton, RETIRE already! NOBODY wants to see you paralyzed or lose the use of any of your limbs! 



Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Know When to Walk Away . . .

How much bigger does the writing on the wall need to be?  Mr. Manning has a SPINAL CORD injury.  Is he really willing to risk another neck injury or, worse, paralyzation?  Has he been paying attention to the kinds of devastating hits that NFL players are mercilessly doling out these days?  Mr. Manning has a well-deserved reputation as one of the smartest guys to ever play QB in the NFL.  Hopefully he uses the part of his body upstream from his injured neck and decides to hang it up.



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

he has nothing more to prove, retire, coach or just watch your little brother play, be smart, don't get injured again and ruin your life




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Amare Stoudemire had a doctor take a cordless power drill and drill holes in his knee and he is playing at All Star Level.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:11 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

You got a free year of paychecks.  Do the right thing and step away. 




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:11 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Pack it in . . . . . enufff is enuff.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:06 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

Im officially done following this stuff!



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:54 pm
 

Report: Manning had 4th surgery, could need more

whole thing is bizarre, i was on twitter when the "tweets" came out from SI's Don Banks!


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