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Peyton Manning Surgery

December 3, 2011 by staff 

Peyton Manning SurgeryPeyton Manning Surgery, As promised, the Colts released an update on quarterback Peyton Manning. After Sunday’s loss to to Carolina, Manning promised that news would be coming on his overall status. However, since a statement was sent out Thursday, it is unknown whether he will talk with media on Friday before traveling to New England. After undergoing tests this week and having them examined by his specialist, Manning’s latest surgery was deemed a success.

“X-ray and CT examination of the surgical area shows that the fusion performed in September has achieved firm fixation,” said Dr. Robert Watkins who performed Manning’s surgery on September 8th.

(An aside: “firm fixation,” what is that, a new buzzword? Reminds me of training camp when it was reported the Manning was throwing with “decent velocity.”)

The statement from Dr. Watkins continues…”Peyton will now be allowed to increase the intensity and breadth of his workouts as tolerated. There remains every indication that his recovery will continue. There still is no timetable for Peyton’s return to practice, which is one of many steps in his expected return to game action. He is working hard on a rehabilitation program outlined in conjunction with myself, Erin Barill and Peyton. His response to this plan in the future will dictate his return date.”

What we know: 18?s most recent surgery seems to be successful and he is allowed to begin working out, more than walking laps around the Colts practice facility. Most of these workouts will depend on Manning’s pain tolerance and if throwing movements bother him.

I did see a report last week that he had thrown some but struggled beyond 15 yards. I have a hard time believing that report because even I can throw it 15 yards with little effort. Then again, he’s dealing with his neck and nerves here so anything is possible. Manning is definitely chomping at the bit to get back to normal and this is just a small movement in the overall process.

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