(CBS) After enduring his ninth one-and-done in 14 playoffs last month, the future of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in doubt. However, reports indicate Manning may be returning to action this fall.
The 17-year NFL veteran told the Broncos he’s mentally and physically ready to play in 2015, per a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To Suspect
Manning sought out a comprehensive medical evaluation from renowned trainer Mackie Shilstone who gave the quarterback a strong physical assessment. Manning struggled with a thigh injury down the stretch of the regular season and into the postseason.READ MORE: Bulls Surprise Kelly College Prep Girls' Basketball Team With Afternoon Tournament
Steps remain to get full clearance for the upcoming season and the two sides hope to come to a conclusion shortly.MORE NEWS: CVS Installs Time-Delay Safes At All Illinois Pharmacy Locations To Deter Would-Be Thieves
If he decides to play, Manning will earn $21.5 million this season, a big sum for a team whose two best offensive weapons — wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas – are set to become free agents.