Report: Manning won't need more neck surgery

Peyton Manning apparently will not need more surgery on his neck, according to a report from ESPN.

Late last night,a Twitter report from an Indianapolis radio host that the future Hall of Fame quarterback would be facing the prospect of yet another procedure on his neck. Manning has already undergone two procedures on his neck, including one this past off-season. He missed all of training camp, spending it on the physically unable to perform list.

The Colts activated Manning from the PUP last week, but there is still speculation and reports that he might not start the season opener. A report from Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com says from a Colts source that there is concern Manning could miss four or five weeks. Are you listening, Texans, Titans and Jaguars?

The Colts persuaded Kerry Collins out of retirement during preseason to give them better depth at the quarterback position.

Collins could be under center when the Colts face the Houston Texans in the season opener. If so, it would snap the longest active regular season starts streak by a quarterback, as Manning as made 208 consecutive starts.

Colts owner Jim Irsay, who first floated out the possibilities of Manning not being ready for the season opener last month via his Twitter feed, had this to say in a tweet: "There is nothing2say on Peyton's status except we move cautiously n deliberately on projecting,beyond day2day,his healing process n recovery"

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