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Manning shouldn't miss any games
Posted Jul. 16 at 02:00 AM
The Colts say that Peyton Manning will be ready for their season opener, despite undergoing surgery on his knee Monday.
“That’s our expectation,” team president Bill Polian said in an article printed in today’s Indianapolis Star.
Manning underwent surgery to remove an infected bursa sac from his knee. The expected recovery time is four to six weeks, and the Colts play their opener on September 7, at home against the Chicago Bears.
While there’s a good chance Manning will be healthy enough to play in that game, this surgery will restrict his practice time, which could hinder his chemistry and effectiveness with his receivers. Anthony Gonzalez is entering just his second year in the league; he could use more practice time with Manning. And Marvin Harrison missed most of last year.
It makes sense, therefore, to drop Manning a few spots on draft boards.
To read this most recent article, written by Mike Chappell, go towww.indystar.com.
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