So, it looks like Peyton Manning's neck injury is far more serious than originally suspected. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, posted on his Twitter account:
"I didn't say Peyton out 4season FOR SURE, keeping him on ActiveRoster n
taking it month by month/Outside chance of return n December possible."
Of all the years for this to happen, this had to be the year. The passing yards so far have been nothing short of incredible. As of week 3, there are eight NFL quarterbacks that have a good shot at Dan Marino's Alll-Time Single Season Passing record of 5,084 passing yards and there are four quarterbacks on pace to throw 40 touchdowns. If Manning was on pace to break both of these milestones.
To make matters worse, the city of Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI and the AFC Champion will be the home team. Had Manning been healthy and played through all 16 games like he has in every other NFL season he has played in, the Colts certainly would be battling for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
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