News on Manning’s Prognosis Coming Soon Says Caldwell

The Colts’ latest buzz word about Peyton Manning’s neck condition is “clarity,” as in more information about the four-time NFL MVP’s prognosis is expected soon, possibly by week’s end, coach Jim Caldwell said today.

Owner Jim Irsay used that word, clarity, in tweeting last night the assurance more would be offered to the public on Manning’s situation. Caldwell said today he anticipated more clarity on Manning’s prognosis soon. The star quarterback is ruled out for Sunday’s season opener at Houston – Irsay tweeted earlier today he’ll be out “awhile” – due to slow progress from offseason neck surgery to fix a bulging disc.

Asked about Irsay’s tweet today, which for the first time confirmed suspicions Manning is expected to miss a lot of time, Caldwell said, “It’s obviously accurate or he wouldn’t have tweeted it.

“But nevertheless, just in terms of what kind of time frame we’re talking about, I think (Irsay) also stated he’s not quite certain of the time frame. None of us really know at this point in time. … It’s a little bit in flux this week. But I do think we’re going to have maybe a little bit more clarity here shortly.”

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