Peyton Manning not sure if he will pass the physical test

1/2/12 in NFL   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

Peyton Manning stood helpless as the Indianapolis Colts fell against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The 19-13 defeat is among the many other defeats the Colts have succumbed to this season. Clearly, Manning is an invaluable asset to the Colts.

The Colts picked up form in the last three games of the season; where they were defeated in the season finale but picked up win the other two games. The two win also happened to be there only wins of the season. In an interview after the end of the regular season, Manning stated that the Colts needed to revamp their squad in the off season.

Manning was not sure whether he will clear his upcoming physical test but he was certainly hopeful of it. Manning has been dogged by injuries since last year. He has been out of action since early September where he fell to a neck injury yet again.

“I don’t know. That was kind of news to me. I could pass it,” Manning said. “I don’t know. Like I say, I don’t know. I might have a lead screw in my head. I don’t how that works. I think part of it is just paperwork, somewhat. It allows you to rehab at the facility and use Erin. That’s all kind of new to me, the CBA. There’s a lot of things I’ve learned this year. All that’s been somewhat new to me. I think of it is paperwork with the new CBA to allow you to work out at your facility.

“Not rehabbing at the facility this offseason was tough. You go to a place, you’re rehabbing, the lady next to you is getting her bunions worked on, asking you if she should draft (Dallas) Clark on her fantasy team. It’s hard to rehab and deal with that.

“If that’s what I have to do to rehab, I guess I’m glad that I’ll fail it.”

Manning’s repetitive injury has sparked rumors of him being released. Even Manning himself has stated that the possibility of that happening cannot be written off. In the interview Manning explained that the Colts needed to reform their squad and for that they would have to let go some players. Manning stated that he had his fingers crossed, hoping not to be one of the unfortunate ones.

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1/20/12   |   Jetfixer   |   1469 respect

I hate to say it, because I like watching him so much. But, "The Sheriff" has to consider life after football. He shouldn't risk permanent parlysis. He has a great family life, with two young daughters. For what it's worth, I think the Coltts should hold on to him and instruct other, younger QB's. I can't think of a better teacher.