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08:06 AM ET 01.31 | Among the most disheartening stages in any rehab period is that of a plateau in the recovery. For all the discussion over Peyton Manning's future with the Indianapolis Colts, the underlying issue is that people close to him don't believe he'll resume his career. The nerves in Manning's arm are not healing as quickly as hoped and, worse, don't appear to be progressing at enough of a rate to indicate that he will play again, according to two sources with knowledge of Manning's rehabilitation from neck surgery. The vertebrae in his neck that were fused have healed as expected and Manning began throwing in December. But he hasn't shown improvement in velocity on his passes, and the two sources fear he likely never will again.

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January 31, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Anyone watching the Pro Bowl notice that the Packers special teams coach is a dead ringer for Bert Favor?



I only mention this due to it being erery bit as relavent as the repeat of this thread.

January 31, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Nerves heal slowly. It is possible that Peyton will be released or retire from the Colts, sit out next year, heal up, and try to come back in 2013.

January 31, 2012  08:18 AM ET

I'm no Colts fan, but I've always admired Peyton's work ethic and dedication. I was looking forward to watching him rewrite the record books. It's starting to look like that won't happen.

I just hope he can continue in the Orea Double-Stuft league. Don't make Eli carry that banner alone, too!

January 31, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Anyone watching the Pro Bowl notice that the Packers special teams coach is a dead ringer for Bert Favor? I only mention this due to it being erery bit as relavent as the repeat of this thread.

Bret Favre? The interns are a bit lazy behind the keyboard.

January 31, 2012  08:27 AM ET

So what! There's more important things going on in sports like the fact that there's no more football after this Sunday AND we have to sit through 6 months of baseball!!!

January 31, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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I'm no Colts fan, but I've always admired Peyton's work ethic and dedication. I was looking forward to watching him rewrite the record books. It's starting to look like that won't happen.I just hope he can continue in the Orea Double-Stuft league. Don't make Eli carry that banner alone, too!

Peyton is like Bret The Hitman Hart, the best there was and ever will be in TN and Indy. If his career is over, he will become an NFL commentator like Troy Aikman. If Peyton has any game left in the tank, I'd like JJ to sign him on the dotted like to kick start Romo's post Thanksgiving play into the post season.

January 31, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth commence :-(

January 31, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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Nerves heal slowly. It is possible that Peyton will be released or retire from the Colts, sit out next year, heal up, and try to come back in 2013.

They said it's a common surgery, but in QB's it's a killer because it takes a while for the nerve to heal, which controls the bicep of Manning's throwing arm.

I agree with you on this one. He won't make the deadline for any franchise to put their stock in him before April, but he'll be back.

January 31, 2012  08:31 AM ET

I wish Peyton the best, nerves heal very slow, if they heal at all.

January 31, 2012  08:35 AM ET

It was a good ride Peyton, but your health is more valuable then ANYTHING.....Money aint much good to you if you are stuck on your back in a bed and can't move......Go to Disney World and have some fun.

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January 31, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Big Loss to Pro Football if he's Done!!!

January 31, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Bret Favre? The interns are a bit lazy behind the keyboard.

?????

January 31, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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So what! There's more important things going on in sports like the fact that there's no more football after this Sunday AND we have to sit through 6 months of baseball!!!

Yeah, isn't it great?

January 31, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Have no fear... Tom Brady will set all the records for you.

January 31, 2012  08:54 AM ET

I fear Sodapop Curtis was right all along

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January 31, 2012  08:56 AM ET

NO Sh%t. We already knew this. Its time to end this story.

 
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