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Manning's immediate future in question

Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:35 am
The Colts did the expected: they said in a statement that Peyton Manning is doubtful to play on Sunday. Translation: he won't be on the field. No way in hell.

The bigger question is something I wrote about this weekend and that's the immediate future of Manning. A source within the Indianapolis organization said the team is concerned Manning could miss several games or even slightly more. I think that's where this is headed.

My guess is we won't see Manning until Week 3 at the earliest and I'm wondering if that is optimistic.

The Colts and Manning are both being careful as hell as they should be. This may be the one time we won't see a miraculous Manning recovery.
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts

Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:59 pm

Manning's immediate future in question

Cubsfan- I do have my facts correct.  He was reported has having back soreness that's all they said,  maybe you should read all the story's not just evrything you see hear on cbs. 

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:30 am

Manning's immediate future in question

You are completely wrong there efos77, it was reported that he IS in pain, back pain to be precise. Get your facts straight before posting crap.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 11:03 am

Manning's immediate future in question

I hope this is one where the pundits are wrong. 

Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 9:33 am

Manning's immediate future in question

Everyone keeps talking about pain and hime being hit the wrong way and he's done.  It's not that he's in pain,  it's that he can't throw the ball accurately and doesn't have much strength behind his throws.  The only pain he reported was a little backm soreness.  I heard this all has more to do with the nerves not healing properly, so he doesn't have the feeling there like he used to.  What it comes down to is he can't throw the ball like an NFL QB right now.  Anyone gets hit the wrong way and their career is over I understand that.  He's gonna be fine though,  it make take a season for him to get back to a 100%.  I don't think his career is over like some have insinuated.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2011 9:08 am

Manning's immediate future in question

I have  herniated discs in my neck (C-5, C-7) and am in varying degrees of pain every single day.  Some days I can go out and perform rigorous activities and other days the pain simply prevents me from doing anything.

Neck surgery is just too scary for me, as it is usually it or miss.  (See Peyton's situation).

Living like this as a normal human being and going thorough daily pain while doing so is one thing.

Playing professional football in the NFL at the QB position is quite another.

Peyton Manning has had a Hall of Fame career.  He needs to prove nothing to anyone.

Peyton needs to hang em up for the preservation of himself and his family. 

Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:31 am

Manning's immediate future in question

I had a neck injury at work being struck on the head with a 40 lb. piece of equipment.  I herniated 2 discs in my neck and ended up having surgery removing the discs which fused C5-7.  I also herniated a disc in my lumbar.  My surgery was a failure and totally screwed up my neck.  I declinded surgery on my back.  I am now disabled and in constant pain 24/7. 

I previously had thyroid cancer and a complete thyroidectomy in 2006 which left scar tissue.  I am cancer free to this day as a result, thankfully.

When I first heard Payton Manning was having a quick recovery I was happy but with reservations.  With his ongoing issues I am not surprised and would not be surprised if he never played football again.  Fusing vertebrae puts added stress on the adjacent vertebrae.  C4 controls our respiratory system.  One wrong hit and he could end up on a respirator.  I am familiar with the type of pain he has and it is no picnic.  It is chronic and constant. in my neck, shoulders arms and there is constant pressure in the back of my head which will spread to settle behind my eyes.  I wish Payton Manning the best with the great doctors he has.  Perhaps they can fix him but each time they go back in it leaves more scar tissue.  There is no quick easy result or quick fix.  My prayers are with you Payton.  

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:53 pm

Manning's immediate future in question

 He's done. The doctor probably has given him the play/risk (to quality of life) speech. The tight lipped organization is only trying to brace the fans at this point. I think we have seen the last of Peyton Manning. 

Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:31 pm

Manning's immediate future in question

Is this going to be like when the Spurs were really good because of David Robinson and really bad when he was hurt? So they ended up getting Tim Duncan. Andrew Luck ends up a colt if Manning misses extended time. Manning is possibly the best Qb that has ever played and it would be sad not to see him play anymore. Without Manning I can't see how the Colts beat anyone in their division, only seattle and carolina would probally be considered worse in the league. So really it seems if Manning makes it back by week 5 the Colts win and if he dosen't make back at all the Colts win because they will be the team in line for Luck and that would set up Indy for another 15yrs of good football.  

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:58 pm

Manning's immediate future in question

The best thing Peyton Manning could do if the injury is not healed all the way is to sit out and possibly retire.  Peyton is a respectable, professional athlete and in no way resembles that "guy" who hangs on too long and risks permanent inury.  Then there is the fact the Colts do not have a running game so to speak, so that leaves the ball in Peyton's hands longer.  We don't want to see this thing end ugly.  Peyton you have nothing to prove with the true football fan.   

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2011 9:44 pm

Manning's immediate future in question

Couldn't have said it better. I'm a Texan's season ticket holder and while I hate the Colts and hate playing against him I feel very fortunate to have had opportunities to see him play.  There are certain players in each sport that are legends and it is something to watch them at their very best. I wish him the best of luck as he recovers and hope that he doesn't do something that could affect his after-football life. He has nothing left to prove and you'd hate to see him spend the last 50 years of his life unable to move his neck or something worse because he tries to rush back and play football. 

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