Peyton Manning recovering from second neck surgery

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Most would be thinking in terms of Manning worrying about additional playing trauma to his head and neck area. But more acutely worrisome, this is a cervical problem causing pain and/or numbness and/or weakness of the arm(s) and/or hand(s)......not a particularly good problem for a QB to be dealing with.
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Manning could be in a full body cast and still scare me. As a Texan fan, I wouldn't get my hopes up about this. I'm sure Manning will be fit and ready for the season. If not though, the Colts are screwed. Do they even have a backup that's worth anything?
     
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    Short answer - nope. Longer answer - Curtis Painter is the only backup as of last year.
     
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    Whew! Thank the Lord, it's not evasive! Everyone can stop worrying right now!:hurrah:
     
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    FirstTexansFan The Unknown Fan

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    We have a way of making those unknowns.... known.. Besides, I wanna beat'em with King Manning at the helm :)
     
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    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    Manning is 35 and his prime left him after he threw an INT in the Super Bowl to lose the game.

    He has been plagued with all kinds of weird aliments the last few years and now he pinches a nerve while playing catch with his team mates?
     
  7. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    A Texan will get turf toe and it will somehow become a career ender.
    Manning will have neck surgery and come back better.

    Texan Chick knows why
     
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    I don't like that we got stuck with the season opener again facing Manning/Colts because I think it provides more of a motivation for the Colts to avenge last years season opening embarrassment in Reliant than it does for us to repeat the performance, certainly our best game of the year.
     
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    Is this a football related injury or is his neck effed up from the effort of keeping that massive cranium of his vertical?
     
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    Only about 4% of cervical spine injuries in the NFL are suffered by QBs. When a QB expects to be sacked, he usually takes a fetal like position, with his head tucked in. Any trauma, accidental or not, to the top of his head by a defensive player is enough to create a herniation of a cervical disc. Once it occurs once, it becomes more vulnerable to lesser trauma. If one level is treated, it can put more stress on the adjacent disc. It can act as a domino effect. If Manning had his 2nd non-invasive procedure on the same segment, he can probably expect to go on to an open cervical fusion procedure (ala Slaton) sometime in the future........especially if he sustains further trauma to the area.

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    We'll see how bad it hurts.


    I bet it doesn't.
     
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    So he does have a cervix. I knew it with all that bitching he does to the refs.
     
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    I could have sworn the procedure was actually a forehead extension.
     
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    If my head was that big I'd probably need neck surgery too.
     
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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Well, it's not like Peyton is a great scrambler anyways. Sooner or later he was bound to get caught by this surgery...
     
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    Sweep the neck!
     
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    MightyTExan It's go time!

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  19. CloakNNNdagger

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    From today's Indianapolis Star:

    Not carrying a restaurant tray?......or participating in a softball game? Following the procedure he underwent, these activities, especially the 1st, would normally be "on the menu" within a few days following the surgery.
    Being extra careful? Not a reasonable explanation.
     
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    Excuse me if I seem to have remained so skeptical about situation and progression of events. But his lack of having his "personal therapist" is not why his rehab schedule is so slow. It is because the significance of his injury(ies) have been minimized.

    Peyton Manning has “no idea” when he’ll be ready to go

     

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