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Peyton Manning Injury May Keep Him From Season Opener

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By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
September 5, 2011|3:17 pm

Although Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Cults quarterback was recently taken off of the physically unable to perform list, an announcement was recently made that he would most likely miss the team's season opening game on Sept. 11.

The Colts revealed that the starting QB is dealing with issues stemming from a neck surgery which has made his return to the field unpredictable.

"As of now Peyton continues to deal with a complicated neurological recovery, the end date of which is unpredictable," the team said in the statement. "As was stated at the outset, it serves no useful purpose to speculate about hypothetical outcomes. When and if there are concrete medical facts to report we will do so."

Manning was forced to take himself out of the last two games of preseason on Aug 20, stating that he would need time to get healthy.

"I have made progress, but I still have some work to do," Manning said, according to ESPN reports. "When I'm healthy enough, I'll be able to play."

Jim Caldwell, head coach for the Colts, said that although the QB is doing better, he is not yet in a position to play.

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"Obviously, he's been throwing, but nevertheless it's just going to be in a limited amount," Caldwell said, according to ESPN. "I don't think it needs a whole lot of explanation, I don't believe. Scripted means that we kind of know exactly what he's going to do, prescribed by his rehab specialist and our medical team."

Jim Irsay, Colts' owner said the team is taking Manning's recovery process one day at a time.

"There is nothing2say on Peyton's status except we move cautiously n deliberately on projecting, beyond day2day, his healing process n recovery," Irsay tweeted on Sunday.

Manning has had 227 consecutive starts since being selected as the No 1. draft pick in 1998. He is second in game starts behind Brett Favre.

 

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