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Manning may miss half the season

Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:12 am
Edited on: September 8, 2011 9:55 am
 
After seeing Colts owner Jim Irsay's tweet that his star quarterback Peyton Manning may be "out for awhile" a source on the team explained to me the organization is preparing for Manning to miss a large swath of the season, if not all of it.

Now, to be clear: that doesn't mean Manning will miss the season but the Colts' coaches have been told to prepare the players for life without their star.

What's becoming clear is that the Colts know far more than they're saying publicly. This is not a shock considering the extreme anti-media, anti-information release mindset of Bill Polian, the team's general manager. My guess is the upper levels of the team know exactly what's going on and have decided to release information at a trickle. It seems only Irsay and his Twitter machine are willing to share information. I'm guessing Polian would like to snatch Irsay's computer out of his hands.

The source indicated that Manning has not had an additional surgery. The problem is that Manning's neck continues to heal slowly. The nerve regeneration is proceeding at a far slower pace than expected.

So the Colts are simply being cautious. They want to protect Manning's health.

But the Colts source emphasized caution in saying Manning would be gone for the year. It's been explained to the staff that Manning's neck could suddenly start healing normally and he could play.

For now, however, the Colts are preparing for the immediate future without Manning.


 
Category: NFL
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Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:06 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

After speaking with Manning's Dr.s, Mike Freeman reports that Manning could miss half the season. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:00 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

His age is going to become a bigger and bigger factor regarding his health.

It could easily become the long term future. Good luck to Peyton Manning but this doesn't look or sound good. 
I love internet doctors and "medical bloggers" like Freeman. Nobody knows when he will regain complete function again without any parasthesia or neurogenic pain. He had a bulging disc that rode on what sounds like the high brachial plexus. The damage he had was from chronic irritation, not a traumatic event. He doesn't have any motor or structural problems now and won't develop any. It could start gaining feeling and less pain tomorrow or a month from now. If it goes past 6months, he will have a revision, and then we can start talking about long term future if that doesn't take care of the issue. As far as his age, you couldn't ask for a better scenario that a 35 year athlete other than maybe a child.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:56 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Football4,  That was Reggie Wayne...you know, their star WR.  He just was mad that a racist has to now throw him the ball.  Of course Wayne isn't a racist because he is black, and they chan't be racist. right?



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:47 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

I wonder if the Colts WR who was bitching about "we don't know who Kerry Collins is" has shut up now that he realizes he'd better get with the program for a while ...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:34 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

Somebody in my wife's family is getting neck surgery a week from tomorrow, the problem he's having is related to nerve damage.  The incredible pain I watched this guy go through is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.  I can't describe it in a post on CBS, that's for sure.  What I will say for sure is nobody is going to play football if there is nerve damage in their neck.... just regular every day things like sleeping, walking and talking without pain can be a real problem let alone running around and having 300 pound lineman hit you play after play.

The guy I'm talking about is supposed to be off work for at least another couple months after surgery, and nobody hits him at his job.  I'll be very surprised if Manning plays before at least the halfway point of the season. 



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:32 am
 

Manning may miss half the season

After seeing owner Jim Irsay's tweet that his star quarterback may be "out for awhile" a source on the team explained to me the organization is preparing for Manning to miss a large swath of the season, if not all of it.


If it doesn't heal 100% then he should sit out the season. 


So the Colts are simply being cautious. They want to protect Manning's health.


His age is going to become a bigger and bigger factor regarding his health.


For now, however, the Colts are preparing for the immediate future without Manning


It could easily become the long term future. Good luck to Peyton Manning but this doesn't look or sound good. 




    


  


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