Ouch... I had no idea!
Peyton Manning underwent surgery this afternoon to remove an infected bursa sac from his left knee, and rehabilitation for the Indianapolis Colts quarterback could last six weeks.
That leaves Manning’s status for the team’s Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Chicago Bears uncertain.
The two-time NFL MVP has started 160 consecutive regular-season games. He has missed only one play because of injury during his 10-year career.
Team president Bill Polian described the surgery as “routine’’ in a statement and added the medical staff expects a full and complete return to action in four to six weeks.
Polian said Manning had been receiving “conservative treatment’’ for an inflamed bursa sac from the team physicians since February. The treatment was considered productive until Manning began experiencing increased pain and early signs of infection, according to Polian.
The Colts report to Terre Haute for the start of training camp on July 24.