NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Peyton Manning reportedly had three surgeries last year, not two, as the Colts originally said, according to a new report.
SI.com, citing anonymous league sources, reported Wednesday that Manning had a previously unknown procedure between his May surgery and the September surgery that ended his season.
The report says the same doctor who performed the fusion in California did not perform either of the previous two surgeries. It was believed Manning had undergone three neck procedures in a 19-month span that ended in September. According to the report, it was actually four.
The report also says Manning may have bone spurs in the neck and could require more surgery.
Meanwhile, Jets coach Rex Ryan avoided discussing the possibility of Manning suiting up for his team next season.
“I’ve paid enough fines this year,” Ryan said Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News.
NFL rules restrict coaches from commenting on the potential acquisition of players under contract elsewhere.
Ryan called current quarterback Mark Sanchez an “ascending” player.
“One thing about us: We dare,” said the boisterous coach. “We put it out there. I put it out there — that we want to be great.”
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