Some of the scariest news a Colts fan can have came up today. According to WTHR-NBC, Peyton Manning had an infected bursa sac in his left knee, which was removed in a routine surgery Monday afternoon. He will be out 4 to 6 weeks.
Okay. Today is the 14th. So sometime between August 11th and August 25th should be Peyton’s return to the practice field. Luckily, that is long before the season starts. However, it is never good to have a future Hall of Famer and soon-to-be greatest QB in the history of the game go down with an injury.
One thing to remember is that Peyton has never had injury problems before. A broken jaw in his rookie year is the worst that has happened. He missed one play because of it. Peyton is not known for his mobility, so this shouldn’t have a lasting effect. However, the first teams we play are Chicago, Minnesota, and Jacksonville. All of those teams were top 10 in sacks last year, and Minnesota added Jared Allen. The line has to protect Manning.
To sum it up, this is the most frightening thing non-spider related I can imagine. Jim Sorgi is our backup. I will repeat that. Jim Sorgi. If Peyton is not healthy, we are screwed. Hopefully, Peyton will recover on time, and him, Sanders, Freeney, and Marvin can all make their return against the Bears and beat the living daylights out of them.