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Manning Underwent Four – Not Three – Procedures the Last Two Seasons

It’s been widely believed that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent three neck operations over the last two years, the third of which keeping him out for the duration of the 2011 season and likely leading to his release by the franchise.

According to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, Manning actually underwent four procedures over the two seasons.

“While it cannot be determined exactly when the unreported procedure on Manning’s neck took place, it was at some point after his May 23 surgery in Chicago to correct a bulging disk, and before his Sept. 9 one-level cervical neck fusion surgery in Marina Del Rey, Calif.,” Banks writes. “The same doctor who operated on Manning’s bulging disk in May did a follow-up procedure last summer in Chicago, as a result of the original surgery.”

Manning has been medically cleared to resume his playing career, but the latest revelation gives potential suitors even more medical data to sift through when deciding to offer the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player a contract.

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One Response to “Manning Underwent Four – Not Three – Procedures the Last Two Seasons”

  1. tjb says:

    The 3rd procedure was NOT a surgery. It is a fairly common thing. My wife had a similar procedure, but hers was after the neck fusion. It only takes a couple of hours and is basically just a targeted injection with a big needle. No scalpel, no sutures. Since we already know of a surgery that occurred after this procedure, then this really doesn’t change anything about Manning’s condition.

    The bone spurs are a natural occurance after any surgery where bone has been exposed to air. Removal of the bone spurs is an entire different issue; but may not need to happen for many many years in the future.

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