Manning has actually had four neck surgeries?
I know we’re all getting sick of all the Peyton Manning talk, but it’s really just beginning so we might as well just shut up and like it. Don Banks of Sports Illustrated says that NFL sources tell him that Manning didn’t have three neck surgeries as we’ve all thought.
He’s actually had four.
And while we don’t know exactly when they occur, Banks says it was between March and September of last year. Sounds like his neck problems run deeper than we’d thought as this surgery went unreported.
Sources also tell Banks that Peyton has potentially developed bone spurs just above where he had September neck fusion surgery. I hope these are doctors that operated on him, because that’s quite a raft of speculation. Banks is told that the Colts organization believes that, even if he does play in 2012, he’ll need another surgery.
How many surgeries can this guy take on such an important and sensitive part of the body before it’s time to just call it quits.