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PostSubject: Peyton Manning may be done.   Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:30 am

INDIANAPOLIS – For all the discussion over Peyton Manning’s future with the Indianapolis Colts, the underlying issue is that people close to him don’t believe he’ll resume his career.

The nerves in Manning’s arm are not healing as quickly as hoped and, worse, don’t appear to be progressing at enough of a rate to indicate that he will play again, according to two sources with knowledge of Manning’s rehabilitation from neck surgery. The vertebrae in his neck that were fused have healed as expected and Manning began throwing in December. But he hasn’t shown improvement in velocity on his passes, and the two sources fear he likely never will again.

In addition, two league-affiliated doctors with experience in spinal fusion surgery said it could take up to a year before Manning knows if he can return. Both said the risk is too great for Manning to play again and, because of the timeline, neither would recommend the Colts pay Manning the $28 million bonus he is owed in March.

Manning couldn’t be reached for comment.

Colts owner Jim Irsay declined to talk about Manning’s health on Monday before a news conference, but did say, “There are no cases of quarterbacks going through this.”

Irsay may have no choice but to let go of Manning. While some people have tried to paint the situation as Irsay choosing to move on from Manning as he rebuilds the Colts after a 2-14 season, that was not Irsay’s intention months ago. In October, Irsay discussed the optimal situation of having both Manning and his heir apparent on the roster simultaneously.

“Guys like that come along so rarely,” Irsay said on Oct. 10 at an NFL owners meeting in Houston, referring to Manning and perceived No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck (although Irsay has since indicated that Robert Griffin III could also be the selection). “Even if that means that guy sits for three or four years, you’d certainly think about taking him … you see what Green Bay did with [Brett] Favre and [Aaron] Rodgers and you’d like to be able to do the same thing.”

Jim Irsay on Peyton Manning: "Peyton is everything you dream about as an owner, getting that type of player," Irsay said. "I have just been so blessed with all that he’s done for this franchise."

At this point, that scenario is unlikely and not because Irsay doesn’t want to pay the money for Manning. Rather, Manning has hit a plateau in his rehabilitation in terms of getting stronger, both sources said. While atrophy in the arm was expected, the fact that it hasn’t improved recently is an ominous sign.

“If you’re getting consistent improvement, then that’s OK. Even if it’s going from lifting 10 pounds to 15 pounds to 20 pounds over a stretch of weeks, that’s fine,” said a doctor who has not seen Manning but has a background in spinal surgery. “If you hit a plateau, that’s a problem. … Now, I say that, but I also tell patients who have been through it that it can take up to a year to find out exactly how much strength you’re going to get back.

“Right now, Peyton is at about six months. He should have a much better idea by July or August just how far he’s going to get … even then, that’s only a part of it. You can tell about 80 percent of how the nerves and the muscles are healing by rehab. What you really have to see is how his arm holds up when he starts to throw. Does he have the same velocity on the 15-yard out? Can he throw the 60-yard pass? Can he throw for 30 minutes before his arm gets tired? Can he throw for an hour? It’s a very complicated process.” It’s a process Irsay may not be able to gamble on at this point.

As for Manning’s side of it, he remains confident that he will return to action next season even as the progress remains slow. Last week in an extensive interview with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, Manning expressed frustration as to why so many people who he has worked with over the years have been let go by the team, including team president Bill Polian and coach Jim Caldwell. While Manning understands the team needing to move forward, he believes he will be able to play again.

“Any athlete is going to remain confident,” one source said. “He wants to play again. He’s going to do everything he can to get out there.”

Sadly, that may not be enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Peyton Manning may be done.   Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:36 am

Wow! The nerves are not progressing and its likely going to effect his arm strength in a big way. He will not be finished with his 1 year of rehab until July or August and a decision can not be made until then. As of now at 6 months he is not progressing. What a sad day if this is how one of the all time greats has to go out. I dont see Pioli bringing him in now with this information. If hes cleared at all, it wont be until after training camp is over. With something this serious, I would retire and enjoy myself. What the hell does he have to prove risking being paralyzed?
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PostSubject: Re: Peyton Manning may be done.   Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:34 pm

Yeah I agree, he should probably just retire and not risk anymore injury. Sounds like if he even does get cleared to come back he won't be the same QB anymore. Very sad for thing
for Manning. Wish him the best of luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Peyton Manning may be done.   Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:07 am

I have a feeling he will be starting somewhere next year.

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PostSubject: Re: Peyton Manning may be done.   Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:11 am

Peyton Manning says he has no plans to retire

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

NDIANAPOLIS (AP)—For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn’t ready to retire yet.

“I have no plans on doing that,” he said Tuesday.

Manning finds himself in a kind of limbo. The Super Bowl is being played in his town at the end of a season in which he didn’t play even one minute. An iron man for 13 seasons, he’s struggling to recover from three neck surgeries over the course of 19 months. A four-time MVP, he’s one of the game’s most recognizable faces. Yet it’s his shadow and the question of whether Manning will ever play again that looms over the season’s biggest game.

“My plan hasn’t changed,” he told reporters at a hotel after media day at Lucas Oil Stadium featuring the Giants and Patriots. “I’m on track with what the doctors have told me to do, and I’m doing that. I’m rehabbing hard.”

All the attention focused on his condition is misplaced, Manning said earlier in a taped interview with ESPN. “I really don’t think it will be as the week goes on.”

A damaged nerve that caused weakness in his throwing arm prompted Manning to have surgery on his neck in May. He underwent his third and most invasive operation in September. Doctors fused two vertebrae together, a procedure that forced him to miss the Colts’ 2-14 season. Since then, Manning hasn’t been able to escape the spotlight.

There has been rampant speculation about his recovery, the potential risks of a return, whether the Colts will pay Manning a $28 million roster bonus in early March to prevent him from becoming a free agent or whether the soon-to-be 36-year-old might quit playing.

The ongoing saga has spilled right into the first Super Bowl week in Indianapolis.

While the marquee story line was supposed to be Manning’s brother Eli vs. Brady, it’s the older Peyton who continues to make news.

Following last week’s public spat with team owner Jim Irsay and the ensuing make-up, Irsay joined the city’s mayor, the Indiana governor and host committee officials at Monday’s news conference to discuss game week. Irsay wound up taking most of the questions and, of course, most focused on Manning’s future. He also said he didn’t want to discuss the Manning situation again this week.

On Tuesday, Manning was the chatty one.

Shortly after about 5,000 fans watched more than 1,000 reporters spend two hours interviewing Patriots and Giants, Manning delivered the third part of media day with an impromptu appearance in front of a small group of reporters. His motive was to turn the attention away from him and back to Sunday’s game and his brother’s quest to win a second Super Bowl ring.

That didn’t work too well, either.

“I’m working hard, I had a really good session today,” Manning said after throwing to several teammates. “I continue to make progress and work hard. The doctors are encouraged and that’s encouraging to me.”

Manning smiled throughout the 10-minute interview and looked happier and more vibrant than he has in months.
Not everyone is paying attention to the diversion.

“Oh you meant Eli? I got it now,” Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton said when asked about coming to Indy with Manning in the headlines.

Most Colts fans, meanwhile, have enthusiastically backed Eli in hopes of sending the dreaded Patriots home empty-handed again from Indy. And Eli chimed in, too.

“Peyton has had an unbelievable career. Since I’ve been watching football, I haven’t seen anybody play at a higher level than he has,” Eli said. “It has always been my goal to get to his level of football, to get to his level of play. That is something that I’ve worked on. I’ve watched him in situations and I’m just amazed on some of the throws and plays he’s made in his career. I try to ask as many questions and get as much help from him as I can.”

Says Peyton: “I’ll be rooting hard for the Giants. I’ve always wanted nothing but the best for Eli and I hope he breaks all of my records.”

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PostSubject: Re: Peyton Manning may be done.   Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:39 pm

So many different reports coming out about Manning its hard to believe what is going on. Any team that ends up with him is taking a risk. Could pan out as a high reward risk. I
do think he wants to come back. But the big question is will he be the same player?
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