Peyton Manning has been cleared to play NFL football by doctors. Apparently, there is still a question about whether or not he actually can, and the Indianapolis Colts are among those asking it.
“Having been in the NFL for more than 20 years, I know this: Being cleared to resume your career and being actually able to play are two entirely different components,” [NFL Network’s Michael] Lombardi told “Super Bowl Live.”
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted early Friday morning: “Peyton has not passed our physical nor has he been cleared to play for The Indianapolis Colts. Team statement coming on Friday.”
So, the Peyton Watch continues.
Manning had three neck surgeries within the last year and the primary concern still appears to be whether or not nerves will regenerate enough to give him the arm strength to throw the way he needs to.
Manning is due a $28 million roster bonus from the Colts on March 8.