We passed along a report this morning that Peyton Manning won’t be ready to go for the start of the Colts’ training camp (assuming the Colts’ training camp opens on time) because he’s still recovering from neck surgery. But it’s also worth noting that the same report says that Manning was bothered by the same injury throughout last season.
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes that Manning had recurring neck problems throughout the ’10 season.
The fact that Manning had neck surgery in the 2010 offseason is old news, but Kravitz’s report about a neck problem affecting Manning throughout the regular season is interesting because Manning’s name appears nowhere on any of the Colts’ injury reports from the 2010 season.
Our friend Stephanie Stradley pointed out the discrepancy between the reports about Manning’s neck ailment and the Colts’ official injury report, and that discrepancy is something that should be explained. We get the sense sometimes that injury report shenanigans are so widespread in the NFL that hardly anyone cares about them anymore, but as long as the rules on reporting injuries are in place, we’re puzzled why Manning’s neck went unreported all season long.