Peyton Manning: Ignore Rumors, My Recovery Is on Track
Says he's confident he will be 'cleared and ready to go'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2012 5:52 PM CST
In this Jan. 1, 2012, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning watches from the sideline during the first half of a game.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

(Newser) – Stories keep circulating that Peyton Manning is done with football in the wake of his spinal surgery—Yahoo Sports had one today based on anonymous sources, and Rob Lowe of all people tweeted a while back that he had the inside scoop that the quarterback's career is over, notes the Washington Post. How about Manning himself? He addressed the issue for the first time in an ESPN interview and said all the right things about playing next year.

"I really feel good. I continue to make progress every day," he said, adding that he just had a "great day" at rehab. Doctors are telling him "everything thing looks good, that I'll be cleared and ready to go." Of course, he'd be crazy to say otherwise before March 8, the day the Colts must decide whether to pay him a $28 million bonus or let him become a free agent.

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Jan 31, 2012 11:39 PM CST
A known pervert? Dimwitted? Both of the brothers have the credentials to be ranked as star QB's. Both have earned their place. Peyton I hope reconsiders coming back. Too many athletes have tried to keep on after they've reached their peak or have injuries that make them less effective. In this case I would think that Peyton is playing with fire. Wallk away while you still can. You can still probably find a place as a QB coach or in the booth.
Jan 31, 2012 6:21 PM CST
That's too bad. I was hoping to never have to see him play again. I'm sick of one Manning, and now his dimwitted and arrogant brother has a chance to solidify his status as a storied QB. Sad indeed. Either way, he'll still be in every other commercial, somehow. Who hires a known pervert?