Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning says he is still in the healing process after neck surgery, according to the Associated Press.
“We’re still waiting for the fusion to take place, it’s still going slow and we still have some issues with the regeneration of the nerve,” Manning told the AP, “I still have some restrictions.”
Manning is currently recovering from his third neck surgery in 19 months, the most recent procedure occurred Sept. 8 to repair a damaged nerve. The neck injuries the former MVP was suffering from reportedly weakened his throwing arm.
As a result of his procedures, Manning has yet to take the field this season and could very possibly miss the remainder of the 2011-12 campaign. In his absence, the Colts have failed to win a game, going 0-8 through the seasons’ first nine weeks. Last year, with Manning under center, the club won the AFC South division with a 10-6 record. In 2010-11, the former No. 1 overall pick threw for 4700 yards exactly while registering 33 passing touchdowns.