Peyton Manning undergoes "minimally invasive" neck surgery

Indy Star - [Full Article]

Peyton Manning is on the mend from a second neck surgery in the past 15 months.

The Indianapolis Colts veteran quarterback and the NFL’s only four-time MVP informed The Indianapolis Star today that he underwent a “minimally invasive’’ procedure on Monday to address a disk-related issue in his neck. Manning had surgery on March 3, 2010, to relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve.

Manning emphasized the two procedures addressed separate issues. The latest involved discomfort in Manning’s neck that surfaced recently.

Manning told The Star he anticipates “a quick recovery.’’ “There is plenty of time for recovery,’’ he said.

Fantasy Impact: 

There is no reason to believe Manning wont be ready for the start of the season, but keep in mind Manning is now 35 years old and is entering his 14th season.

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