Rumor: Peyton Manning Done For The Year?

INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) — A radio station in Indianapolis is reporting a rumor that Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning had a third surgery this week and is out for the season.

WNDE radio host Jake Query reported that a source told him that Manning had a third surgery either Sunday or Monday and is done for the season. A second source told Query that the surgery was on Manning’s lower back, not his neck, as was the case with two previous surgeries.

The third surgery has not been confirmed and the Colts have not commented on the rumor.

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Earlier Wednesday, the Colts announced that Manning would not play in the season opener at Houston on Sunday, ending his streak of 227 consecutive starts.

Kerry Collins, signed by the Colts late last month, will start in Manning’s place on Sunday.

“To say I am disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement,” Manning said in a statement released by the team. “The best part about football is being out there on the field playing with my teammates. It will be tough not to be out there playing for the organization and our fans. I simply am not healthy enough to play, and I am doing everything I can to get my health back. The team will do fine without me, and I know for sure that I will miss them much more than they miss me.”

The news that Manning would miss the season opener came about a month after he signed a 5-year, $90 million contract extension.

Manning is still recovering from neck surgery on May 23 to repair a nerve. The team has said that team doctors have re-evaluated Manning and told him to stop practicing while he undergoes more tests. The Colts have said no additional neck surgery has been scheduled.

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  • jhk

    Too bad for Jim Irsay, the Ted Turner of the NFL. One SB victory with all those great players and regular season records reminds me of the Atlanta Braves of the ’90s. Plus, Irsay and Turner have big, obnoxious mouths and inherited their money. Maybe after a few bad seasons the moving vans will move Indy to LA.

    • Amor Fiscus

      Inherited money is now a bad thing? I wish I had inherited money, and I’ll bet everyone else here wishes it!

      • Tim


    • m

      your an idiot

    • Brad

      Being from Baltimore, I am no Irsay fan. But why is ” inherited his money” a bad thing. If i make enough to leave my children $1 or a million $. its none of your business LIB.

      • jhk

        I ain’t no lib. I just don’t respect a guy who inherited a team, mismanaged it for 25 years until they got lucky by drafting Manning over Leaf, and takes credit for it. Shows what an ASS-umer you are, Dopey.


      Ted Turner did nit inherit money. His father died broke and he inherited a billboard advertising business which he turned around and made successful.

    • Fletchguy

      Only way that happens is if They move the Jaguars out of LA asa the jags should be set to move there by next season if a stadium is ready.

  • James

    Colts should pick Graham Harrell up from GB off of waivers….knows the spread and would be an outstanding backup, especially if PM is out for the season…

  • Steve Daniel Sr.

    Colts are toast without Peyton. Game Over.

    • freecheese

      The old saying : “The graveyards are full of indispensible men.” If it were otherwise, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw would still be playing.

  • Steve Daniel Sr.

    The Texans will put a Texas-sized butt whuppin’ on the mules this Sunday. It’s gonna be very ugly.

  • don

    GREAT!! Hopefully he never plays another down for the Indianapolis Impostors. KARMA’s a biotch, perhaps Irsay, the drunk should have left the Colts records and unis in Baltimore after all.. HA!HA! LMAO!!

    • sdw2001

      Man, you really are a an a-hole, aren;’t you? You’re happy that the guy might be done for the year because the owner moved the team all those years ago? Yeah, that’s reasonable.

    • Rick

      Not to mention that Baltimore turned around and did the EXACT same thing to another town. If Manning didn’t play another down for the Colts I’m sure there would still be no regrets.


      What are you babbling on about? Celebrating the injury of another human being? The Colts moved Baltimore in 1984!! How is it possible to still be discussing this?

  • AZD2

    I’ve said for year without manning the colts aren’t even a 500 team. Guess we’ll get to see if I’m right.

    this is gonna play hell with the odds makers

  • Al J

    Peyton, go out on top. You are one of the very best. No Bret Farve unending soap opera endings. You have far too much class.

  • jamadan

    Repair a nerve in his neck? Yikes. My father had several surgeries like that and they discovered it was ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease. Often hits men who play in sports like football that have lots of concussions. Let’s hope not . . . but nerve damage in the neck is a common starting point for diagnosis.

  • Kip Noxzema

    The Colts just paid $18 million for nothing.

    Maybe the organization can sell some Manning highlight videos or something.

    • Robert Holiday

      Not to worry kip you will NEVER be paid for your talents–you have none!!!!!!!! A H O L E

  • Juergensen

    He’s not as tough as Favre.

    Bring in Brett!

  • Rick

    Brett…Brett…are you there? Hello ole gunslinger…do you have one more run left in ya? CALL HIM UP…CALL HIM UP…CALL HIM UP. Ok ok…wait until after a couple of games with Collings at the helm…and then…CALL HIM UP. :-)

    • Rick


  • Juergensen

    We want Favre!

    We want Favre!

    We want Favre!



  • Doug

    I’m no Colts fan, but Manning has been a great player both on and off the field. Hopefully he can recover with no long term affects and get back on the field this year.Watching him run that offense is pretty entertaining.

    • john spiropoulos

      I’ve been a football fan for more than 50 years. I’ve seen a lot of great players come and go but there really has only been one I would go out of my way to watch. And that’s Peyton Manning. Yeah, he beat my Bears in the Super Bowl. But I marvel how he “conducts” the offense like it’s an orchestra. I hope he fully recovers and returns to the game he loves.

  • dougx

    Bring in Archie.

  • Bomer

    The rumors are correct. At Tennessee, Manning was the first and last to leave the showers.

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  • Mike Alright

    As the FEMINIZED US becomes the laughing stock of the world. this will just add to it. FU all!

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  • grumling

    Manning’s a big buttslave of Elsey. number twelve is f*cked up the #ss this sunday. NFL watchers only aslin to be f*gs

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  • crestfallen in Cali

    But…but…he’s my fantasy football starting qb…NOOOOOOOOOO!

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