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Manning long-term prognosis continues to be bleak

Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 2:47 pm
 
The propoganda that continues to emerge from certain corners of the media universe is this: Peyton Manning is getting better. Peyton Manning will be fine. Peyton Manning is throwing with more zip. It all sounds pretty good but increasingly the more I hear from around the NFL, the more I doubt the accuracy of those statements.

Then there's the latest from Sports Illustrated which says that Manning has actually had four neck surgeries (not three as previously believed), has bone spurs in his neck and may have some sort of genetic neck issue.

People across the NFL continue to have doubts that Manning will throw a football effectively ever again and this new medical information only boosts that belief. Maybe Manning is a miraculous healer but four surgeries? Four? In two years? On the neck? And we're supposed to just believe he's doing well? Manning isn't from Krypton, last I checked.

This increasingly looks very bad for Manning despite so many leaks about positive outlooks and a flowery prognosis. This also explains the more aggressive stance the owner of the Colts recently took regarding Manning's contract. He knows all of this. He knows the major risk it is to sign Manning.

No, despite what you hear from some media corners, this is not good.

And the doubts that he'll ever play at a high level again remain high.
 
Category: NFL
Tags: Colts, Manning
 
Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:41 pm
 

Manning long-term prognosis continues to be bleak

give it up manning , not worth it man. enjoy your family and money brotha



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:34 pm
 

Manning long-term prognosis continues to be bleak

what a horrible comment... Peyton Manning is not done.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Manning long-term prognosis continues to be bleak

I've said it a thousand times and I'll say it again, Peyton Mannings' playing career is over.


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