Peyton Manning has more to think about these days than antitrust litigation and a new contract. He has to get healthy fast.
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star reports that Manning will not be ready to fully participate in training camp when it opens because of neck surgery done earlier this offseason.
“A source familiar with Manning’s health situation said Tuesday that Manning will not be able to participate at the outset, and at this point, there’s no way of knowing how much time he might miss. It could be a week. It could be a couple of weeks. Or even most, or all, of training camp,” Kravitz writes.
The Colts said they had “little or no worry” about Manning’s May surgery, but the Manning family has sung a different tune. Archie Manning raised concerns about his rate of recovery in June, and Peyton said he has “no idea” when he’ll be ready a few weeks ago.
Apparently the Colts have a better idea now. After an offseason without OTAs or minicamps, Manning will miss more on field work.