Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent a procedure Tuesday to relieve pain in his neck caused by a pinched nerve.
“This condition has existed intermittently for the past four years, but at no time did it interfere with his training, practice or playing regimen,” an official team release explained. “While it never has affected Peyton’s activity on or off the field, the Colts’ medical staff, after post-playoff examination, thought it best to resolve the situation now.”
The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Fessler in Chicago. Manning had only an overnight stay in the hospital. All indications are that the four-time league MVP fully expects to participate in the Colts’ offseason program this spring.
“This statement reflects the facts and views of Peyton, the Colts’ medical staff and the club,” the release said. “Consequently, we will have no further comment.”
For the most authoritative NFL draft news and free-agency analysis, visit ProFootballWeekly.com.