Saturday, September 24, 2011

Peyton Manning To Work In Coach's Booth During Colts Game

Peyton Manning, recovering from his neck fusion surgery 16 days ago, will be finally able to be present for the Indianapolis Colts Week 3 game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

However, he won't be on the field, but in the coach's box high atop Lucas Oil Stadium.  In Week 1, he was barred from traveling with the team to Houston because it was only a few days after his surgery.  In Week 2, his doctors told him to stay home.

This past week, Manning was at the Colts facility every day.  When he wasn't watching practice and helping Kerry Collins and the offense, he was seen walking laps around the field.

So on Sunday, he will be sitting in the Coach's box watching the action as it unfolds next to quarterbacks coach Ron Turner.  He plans to be in the locker room pre-game and at halftime to provide his insight.

It will be a little time before Manning will be on the sideline during a game.  Because of his lack of ability in turning his head (he should still be in a cervical collar), it limits what he can see right now on the field.  High up top in the box is a more comfortable view for him right now.

See Peyton Manning Has Third Neck Surgery, A Cervical Neck Fusion

For more on his recovery process, see my post: Peyton's Recovery Depends Totally On Nerve Regeneration

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