In a statement to the Indianapolis Star, Manning did not offer any details on his progress but told the newspaper, “I’ll probably check in with y’all this week.”
Manning has undergone three neck surgeries, the latest of which was Sept. 8. Manning has not been placed on season-ending injured reserve and the Colts have remained hopeful the star QB could practice in some capacity in December. However, other reports have indicated Manning has a greater than 50% chance of retiring.
The Manningless Colts have gone 0-11 this season without the former MVP under center. Curtis Painter, a third-year-pro out of Purdue has stepped in for Manning this season and in nine games has thrown for six touchdowns, nine interceptions and has three fumbles. The 26-year-old has a passer rating of 66.6.