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jpa375
09-04-2011, 10:01 PM
Reportedly needs additional neck surgery.

http://www.sbnation.com/2011/9/4/2405131/peyton-manning-injury-neck-surgery

steelfury02
09-04-2011, 10:09 PM
I'll believe it when Peyton himself or Colts release statement

MaidenIndiana
09-04-2011, 10:34 PM
The radio station that reported this is usually pretty accurate when it comes to the Colts, but they haven't said anything on the local news. Believe me when I say that Curtis Painter sucks, however I can't see the Colt's paying Kerry Collins $4 million to hold a clipboard:noidea:

ETL
09-04-2011, 11:10 PM
This is big if it is true. The Colts, Steelers and Pats have represented the AFC in the SB - nine times in the past 10 seasons, while 10 different teams from the NFC have played during that time.

Brady, Peyton and Roethlisberger have virtually owned the AFC for a decade. Peyton possibly being out means either an easier course for the other two or the emergence of new blood.

SteelCityMom
09-04-2011, 11:15 PM
Peyton Manning Neck Injury Surgery Rumors Untrue, According To Report
Sep 04 11:06p
by Sean Keeley

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is being re-evaluated by several doctors because of the slow progress in his rehab from offseason neck surgery. However, his sources said that no new procedure on Manning's neck is scheduled at this time, contrary to a rumor circulating.

According to ESPN's 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning will need additional surgery on his neck. Some Colts fans describe the outlet as legit, but it's still just a report ... and other Colts fans aren't quite as convinced.

Since Kerry Collins has been pulled out of retirement to cover for Manning while he's out, there is obviously cause for concern on the Colts' side. However, it remains to be seen just how true this news is.

http://www.sbnation.com/2011/9/4/2405306/peyton-manning-neck-injury-surgery-rumors-untrue-according-report-espn

DanRooney
09-05-2011, 01:41 AM
Hey now they might win a game in the playoffs!

Fire Arians
09-05-2011, 02:29 AM
indy isn't a super bowl contender imo, even with manning. they just don't have all the pieces like they used to

Atlanta Dan
09-05-2011, 08:26 PM
Maybe not another surgery but if you are a Colts fan this is not good news

Day the Colts Dreaded Is Finally Here

On Monday, in an unusually detailed statement, the Colts announced that Manning, who is still recovering from surgery on a bulging disk in his neck in May and has been practicing for only a week, is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.

More ominous is what else the team said: that Manning, who began having unexplained back soreness over the weekend, is being shut down in practice, and that the rate of improvement in his rehabilitation has slowed. Specialists are being consulted and tests are being completed, suggesting that Manning’s absence may extend further into the season.

“As of now, Peyton continues to deal with a complicated neurological recovery, the end date of which is unpredictable,” the Colts’ statement said. ...

The Colts have been fortunate for nearly 15 years to not have to think about a future without Manning.

But if he is not back by the time the Colts face the Steelers, the glance ahead will be unavoidable. And probably painful.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/sports/football/colts-shut-down-manning-putting-his-return-in-doubt.html?ref=sports

One small downside for the Steelers in this is that the Browns get a shot at the Colts in week two

JPPT1974
09-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Well now, if Peyton is gone for the year, the Colts season goes down with him.

sharkweek
09-06-2011, 06:09 AM
well I think many predicting us to go 11-5 might want to revise their predictions to 12-4 :wink02:

hicksfan
09-06-2011, 12:20 PM
i live in indiana, colts fans have been quietly optimistic as rumours were that he was practicing w/ wide receivers on the down low... meanwhile overlooking the glaring fact that there's no way he could be in any kind of playing shape this close to the season starting.

they're basically in the same situation pittsburgh was in last year, i argue that he's a good 4-5 weeks from possibly returning and if they drop most of those games the season is over. let's say they start out 2-4, does it make sense at that point to risk potential harm to him by returning to a lost season?

worst-case scenerio, jack lambert retired to turf-toe. peyton didn't properly heal from his surgery namely due to the lockout and the inability to be supervised and advised by team trainers.

Fire Haley
09-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Didn't they just pay him $90M?

Colts boards are lighting up like the 4th of july as the panic spreads over these rumors...can't say I blame them

Report: Peyton Manning Out For Entire 2011 Season [UPDATE] Colts Refuse To Confirm Report

http://www.stampedeblue.com/

Just got email breaking news.

Hi Folks, The latest on Colts QB Peyton Manning. Jake Query, a radio host on WNDE in Indianapolis is reporting that sources are telling him that Peyton Manning is out for the year. Query posted this on his twitter feed today: "What I (Query) said: "A source I consider reliable told me he is out for the season."
"I do believe that the actual diagnosis is still being determined" Query then followed that with: "I (Query) was also told the 3rd procedure has taken place, either Sun or Monday."

Understand that this is not official by any stretch. This is a radio host in Indianapolis (that I don't know much about)saying this is what his sources are telling him.

It certainly fits with the worse case scenarios we've been envisioning but it should be stressed that we have no facts or words from the Colts to back this up.

SteelCityMom
09-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Well, it seems they've handled the whole Manning thing much like they've handled the whole Crosby debacle (if you follow the Pens, or hockey in general...you know). He had to have know before today that he was having surgery...geez.

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Colts' Manning undergoes third neck surgery in 19 months

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Thursday morning, a league source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

The team later confirmed the surgery, Manning's third neck procedure in the last 19 months.

The Colts released a statement Thursday on their official site:

"As previously stated on Monday, Sept. 5th, Peyton Manning has undergone further testing and consultation with several specialists regarding his rehabilitation. The results of these tests and the consensus of the consultations was that further surgery was warranted. Peyton has undergone this surgery today by having a single level anterior fusion. The surgery was un-eventful.

"This procedure is performed regularly throughout the country on persons from all walks of life, including professional football players. Two former Colts players had this same procedure last winter and have fully resumed their careers. Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process. Therefore, there will be no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clearer picture of his recovery process.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82209234/article/colts-manning-undergoes-third-neck-surgery-in-19-months?module=HP11_breaking_news

Atlanta Dan
09-08-2011, 06:41 PM
This looks grim

Manning's career may be at risk after his latest spinal procedure

The procedure removes the damaged spinal disc -- in this case, the disc between the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae (C6-7) -- and replaces it with a plate and a spacer. The spacer is made of a medical plastic or of a cadaverous bone graft. The surgeon goes through a small incision at the front of the neck, removes the disc, puts the plate and spacer in place, and makes sure that the nerves are given plenty of room to release.

"The common healing time is about a year," said Thaiyananthan. "At two to three months, most patients are just getting out of the collar." All patients who have had this type of procedure will lose movement in all planes -- flexion, extension, and rotation. "It's a chain and one of those is now locked in."...

While players have come back in the NFL -- a recent example is Steve Slaton of the Texans -- there are no known quarterbacks, and among the more notable players who didn't return is Sterling Sharpe, whose career was ended after similar surgery.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/will_carroll/09/08/peyton-manning/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a3

Atlanta Dan
09-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution pretty much sums it up for the 2011 Colts

Peyton Manning is Las Vegas. The Colts are Nevada. Welcome to the desert, Indy.

http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/09/08/dogs-in-upset-falcons-win-mt-richt-erupts-kidding/?cxntfid=blogs_jeff_schultz_blog

hicksfan
09-09-2011, 04:24 PM
does this ring strikingly familiar to jack lambert's turf toe, or is it just me?