Peyton Manning has been cleared for play this next season by two doctors, one of which preformed the surgery on his neck back in September. His doctor suggests he keep up an aggressive rehabilitation schedule that gives Manning the most optimistic outlook for the 2012 season.
It’s surprising to hear this after many had been speculating that Manning wouldn’t be able to make a full recovery and would in fact have to retire. I guess it’s as Mark Twain once said, “Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.”
It’s great to hear even though we, as Titans fans, obviously hate the Colts. No great player should have their career ended by injury. Manning may not get to finish his career as a Colt but this brings hope to the idea that he might be able to finish his career on his terms.
The next big step for Manning’s recovery is waiting for the nerves to regenerate in his triceps to help him regain his throwing motion.
He also has to deal with the ever looming situation with the Colts: a $28 million dollar bonus and Andrew Luck.
Best of luck to you, Manning. It’s probably a bumpy road ahead.